New mile marker update

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Public safety response is often not limited to the boundaries of a
municipality and can include providing assistance to neighboring
communities or direct response to unincorporated properties. This
response can also extend to interstate systems that border a
municipality, as is the case with the City of Des Plaines Fire
Department.

Since mile markers are the only way for the department to identify
the location of an emergency call along the interstates, it was critical
for all first responders to be aware of the location and mileage
associated with new mile markers determined by the Illinois Tollway
Authority. Using assistance from the city’s GIS (Geographic Information
System) staff, the Fire Department developed a series of maps displaying
the new mile marker locations, both independently along the interstate
and in relation to other critical fire response components, such as
hydrants. Using the maps as a guide, the department now has a series of
spatial tools for locating and responding effectively to an emergency
call along the city’s bordering interstates.

New mile marker update

Blog_Newmilemarkerupdate.png

Public safety response is often not limited to the boundaries of a
municipality and can include providing assistance to neighboring
communities or direct response to unincorporated properties. This
response can also extend to interstate systems that border a
municipality, as is the case with the City of Des Plaines Fire
Department.

Since mile markers are the only way for the department to identify
the location of an emergency call along the interstates, it was critical
for all first responders to be aware of the location and mileage
associated with new mile markers determined by the Illinois Tollway
Authority. Using assistance from the city’s GIS (Geographic Information
System) staff, the Fire Department developed a series of maps displaying
the new mile marker locations, both independently along the interstate
and in relation to other critical fire response components, such as
hydrants. Using the maps as a guide, the department now has a series of
spatial tools for locating and responding effectively to an emergency
call along the city’s bordering interstates.