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Dispatcher deciphers fake pizza order in domestic abuse call

- 10/29/2014

BOULDER, Colo. — 911 dispatcher Keith Weisinger remained on the line with a victim of domestic abuse as she cleverly disguised her call for help as a pizza order. The incident occurred ...


Pa. 911 dispatch alters staffing, former director remains skeptical

- 10/29/2014

By Daniel Walmer The Sentinel CARLISLE, Pa. — Long before western Cumberland County police chiefs ignited a firestorm of controversy over the responsiveness of the county’s 911 ...


Ebola fears prompt N.Y. 911 calls, stereotypes

- 10/28/2014

Since August 17 callers have claimed to be infected; residents are wary of West African immigrants


Ebola fears prompt N.Y. 911 calls, stereotypes

- 10/28/2014

WIVB BUFFALO, N.Y. — More than a month after Thomas Duncan brought Ebola to the United States, no US citizen has died from it. Even the two nurses who contracted the virus from him ...


Pa. bill would repeal penalty for frequent 911 callers

- 10/27/2014

By Bill Wellock The Citizens' Voice WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A bill on Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk would prohibit nuisance ordinances around the state, such as one in Wilkes-Barre, ...


911 calls show chaos after Delaware tour bus crash

- 10/27/2014

By Randall Chase The Associated Press DOVER, Del. — Emergency calls made by passengers and passing motorists capture the chaos, fear and confusion in the aftermath of a tour bus crash ...


UFC fighter cradles bleeding 94-year-old, calls 911

- 10/24/2014

DIX HILLS, N.Y. — UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman rescued his 94-year-old neighbor who lay bleeding in her N.Y. driveway. After hearing screams for help, Weidman drove up the ...


FCC: 50% of wireless 911 calls are 'butt-dials'

- 10/22/2014

WASHINGTON — About 70 percent of 911 calls are made from wireless numbers and of those, about half are accidents from buttons being pressed while inside pockets and purses. This is according ...


City blames "cumbersome’ FDNY dispatch system for kids’ death

- 10/22/2014

By Matthew Chayes Newsday NEW YORK — A city investigation released Tuesday criticized the FDNY's "unacceptably flawed" emergency-dispatch system and blamed the "unduly ...


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 ...


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