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Dispatcher mistakes with new 911 system rock Fla. county

- 08/31/2014

By Brittany Wallman Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Four weeks after adding Fort Lauderdale to the new, countywide 911 emergency dispatch system, county officials are investigating a series ...

FCC votes to push for 911 texting service

- 08/28/2014

By John Rennie FireRescue1 Contributor A speedy 911 response is the difference between life and death in many emergencies. On Aug. 8, the FCC voted to ensure individuals have even more options ...

Fla. dispatcher hangs up on mom with baby locked in hot car

- 08/27/2014

He faces disciplinary action after saying the child had to be in distress and hanging up; a good Samaritan smashed the window

Fla. dispatcher hangs up on mom with baby locked in hot car

- 08/27/2014

By Elizabeth Behrman Tampa Tribune TAMPA, Fla. — A New Tampa mom is still surprised about - and Tampa police are investigating - the response she got after calling 911 for help when ...

N.C. county to track ambulances with MCTs

- 08/21/2014

Darrick Ignasiak The Dispatch DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Mobile computer terminals, or MCT, that allow Davidson County 911 telecommunicators the opportunity to track the location of ambulances ...

12-year-old's 911 call saves brother from choking

- 08/20/2014 WEST JORDAN, Utah — The quick-thinking and calmness of a 12-year-old girl saved her 2-year-old brother. Kristy Pedersen said the incident occurred Aug. 12 around 6:45 p.m. in ...

Pa. city, county, merge 911 services

- 08/20/2014

By Kaitlynn Riely Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The "final step" in a full merger of the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County's 911 services will begin ...

What county officials could learn from an EMS ride along

- 08/19/2014

Now, this is a switch: Rather than the EMS agency not wanting to enhance their level of service, community leaders are balking at getting that help. Where is this coming from? There is a tremendous ...

Ohio county leaders balk at referring 911 callers to social service agencies

- 08/18/2014

By Dean Narciso The Columbus Dispatch DELAWARE COUNTY, Ohio — When paramedics respond to a call from an elderly person, they sometimes find someone who is confused or uncomfortable ...

Pa. suburbs to get 911 text messaging

- 08/14/2014

By Jessica Parks The Philadelphia Inquirer MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. — Soon, residents in the Pennsylvania suburbs will be able to reach 911 dispatchers by text message. Montgomery, ...

Cell phone thief caught after calling 911 on victim

- 08/13/2014 SEATTLE — A suspected cell phone thief in Washington may want to re-evaluate things the next time she feels inclined to call 911 for emergency assistance. The female suspect ...

How targeting frequent fliers can solve 911 abuse

- 08/12/2014

Over the years we EMS providers have complained about our “frequent fliers,” those who “abuse” the EMS system by calling for an ambulance repeatedly, for seemingly inconsequential ...

Report: Robin Williams found dead in apparent suicide

- 08/11/2014

MARIN COUNTY, Calif. — Oscar winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has been found dead at his home in Tiburon, Calif, in what authorities are investigating as a suicide. Authorities ...

Calif. county saves millions by targeting frequent fliers

- 08/11/2014

The county began handing out suspension letters to 911 abusers, and offers counseling and medical services to help them adopt healthier lifestyles

Calif. county saves millions by targeting frequent fliers

- 08/11/2014

By Marc Benjamin The Fresno Bee FRESNO, Calif. — Fresno County used to be saddled by skyrocketing ambulance and hospital costs because of "frequent fliers" who called 911 ...

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