Inukjuak joins Nunavik’s new emergency call system
Community is 4rth to be connected to system with dispatchers located in southern Quebec
Inukjuak is the latest Nunavik community to be connected to a new system that forwards emergency calls to dispatchers in southern Quebec.
Last year, Umiujaq became the first community to be connected to this new system as part of a pilot project. Kuujjuaraapik joined in June, followed by Puvirnituq in mid-July.
Inukjuak callers who require emergency assistance should continue to dial 819-254-9111, said Nunavik Police Service Friday in a news release.
When the operator picks up, people are advised to stay on the line until they’re told to hang up. Call centre staff will control the conversation and provide the information to police officers that they dispatch.
The call centre is situated in Saint-Eustache, a suburban city on the north shore of Montreal.
The new system uses Tamaani’s fibre optic internet in southern Hudson Bay coast communities already connected to that service. Akulivik, Ivujivik and Salluit will follow suit as they gain access to fibre optic service.
Ungava Bay communities will have to wait until 2025, when their internet is set to be installed.