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FCC: 11 million lost 911 in 'preventable' 911 software glitch

- 10/21/2014

The Washington Post WASHINGTON — Who ever thinks that their call to 911 would go unanswered? But in a terrifying incident this spring, thousands of Americans found themselves in need ...


Tenn. dispatchers to screen for Ebola signs

- 10/16/2014

Knoxville-area 911 calls might soon include questions about international travel and contact with diseased individuals


Fla. dispatchers leave responders in the dark during triple homicide

- 10/16/2014

Police and medics searched for the victims without any knowledge the armed suspect was possibly in the area


Fla. dispatchers withhold scene safety info in triple homicide

- 10/16/2014

By Desiree Stennett The Orlando Sentinel ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Deborah Watson spent the final moments of her life begging for help as she watched her two friends be shot to death and ...


Fla. dispatcher resigns after not sending help to baby locked in car

- 10/15/2014

By Elizabeth Behrman The Tampa Tribune TAMPA — A police dispatcher who was facing discipline after failing to send help when a 10-month-old baby playing with his mom’s keys accidently ...


Concerns with EMS dispatch need to be documented

- 10/14/2014

After reading this editorial a few times, I’m pretty sure that I don’t get what the problem is regarding the absence of the EMS communication department within the combined dispatch ...


Ind. ‘follow up’ program reduces repeat 911 emergencies

- 10/14/2014

WISH CARMEL, Ind. — The fire department in Carmel is the latest in central Indiana to start a new program through which they not only respond to emergencies, they work to prevent them. The ...


Ind. 911 merger complicates ambulance dispatch

- 10/14/2014

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Four years after Fort Wayne and Allen County combined emergency dispatch operations, the merger’s missing partner continues to present the greatest threat to its ...


911 translation service benefits NC counties

- 10/13/2014

By Adam Wagner Star-News WILMINGTON, N.C. — When someone calls local 911 and can't speak English, help is literally one button away. Nestled in the corner of dispatchers' ...


Contract signed after Ala. 911 center threatens to stop dispatching

- 10/07/2014

DECATUR, Ala. — The director of the 911 center threated to stop dispatching emergency calls until a new contract was signed with the city’s only ambulance service, leading to a signature ...


911 contract's late charge irks Ala. city council

- 10/06/2014

By Eric Fleischauer The Decatur Daily DECATUR, Ala. — The Decatur City Council is clashing with Morgan County 911 about a standardized annual dispatch contract, despite the fact the ...


Rural N.Y. EMS radio upgrade estimated at $6.1 million

- 10/03/2014

Glenn Falls Post-Star LAKE LUZERENE, N.Y. — In Lake Luzerne, rescue squad members once had to move their ambulance at an emergency call to be able to get radio reception so they could ...


Mich. woman thanks dispatcher, responders who saved her life

- 09/26/2014

The Ypsilanti Courier YPSILANTI, Mich. — Clinically dead for minutes after suffering a full cardiac arrest, Ypsilanti resident Karen Grams is alive today because of the efforts of her ...


Stand-by plan activated for Pa. 911 system outage

- 09/21/2014

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. — Butler County firefighters and ambulance crews spent Saturday at their stations as a precaution while technicians worked to correct ...


Pa. man jailed after calling 911 'because he was lonely'

- 09/18/2014

The Associated Press HARRISON CITY, Pa. — A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report bogus emergencies simply because he was lonely and wanted ...


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