By Dermot Cole
Alaska Dispatch News
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A Fairbanks judge has ordered Alaska Communications to provide updated phone information to the Fairbanks North Star Borough ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A woman shot in the head outside an Albuquerque restaurant was delayed medical care after a language barrier prevented 911 from sending help.
Witnesses said the woman ...
An Australian family coaches their son on what to do if their house is on fire
After a story about a dispatcher who realized a woman’s 911 call for a pizza order was really a domestic abuse situation where she shouldn’t talk freely, it got us wondering about ...
We’ve got to hand it to this dispatcher who answered a 911 call from a woman placing an order for a pizza delivery.
Others may have been turned off by her request for a large pie with ...
RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh man is charged with misuse of the 911 system after allegedly claiming he had Ebola to get an ambulance faster.
According to an arrest warrant, 42-year-old ...
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 ...
By Daniel Walmer
CARLISLE, Pa. — Long before western Cumberland County police chiefs ignited a firestorm of controversy over the responsiveness of the county’s 911 ...
Since August 17 callers have claimed to be infected; residents are wary of West African immigrants
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
By Matthew Chayes
NEW YORK — A city investigation released Tuesday criticized the FDNY's "unacceptably flawed" emergency-dispatch system and blamed the "unduly ...
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