Salt Lake City selects director for 911 bureau

Published: Friday, May 10 2013 8:59 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — A Layton city councilman and longtime law enforcement officer will take over as director of the new Salt Lake City 911 Bureau.

Scott Freitag has spent 24 years working as a paramedic, 911 fire dispatch director, and public information officer for the Salt Lake City Fire Department. He will now oversee 70 employees working around the clock every day, night, weekend and holiday to answer emergency calls for police, fire and medical services in Salt Lake County.

The Salt Lake City 911 Bureau will be housed in the city's new Public Safety Building, which is being stocked with all state-of-the-art equipment and will open this summer.

The agency is the largest consolidated 911 center in the state and one of seven in the nation with triple accreditation from the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch.

It is anticipated the bureau will receive 550,000 emergency calls in its first year.

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