By John Rennie
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 ...
He faces disciplinary action after saying the child had to be in distress and hanging up; a good Samaritan smashed the window
By Elizabeth Behrman
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 ...
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Mobile computer terminals, or MCT, that allow Davidson County 911 telecommunicators the opportunity to track the location of ambulances ...
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 ...
By Kaitlynn Riely
PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The "final step" in a full merger of the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County's 911 services will begin ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
The county began handing out suspension letters to 911 abusers, and offers counseling and medical services to help them adopt healthier lifestyles
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 ...
By Corey Williams and Priya Sridhar
The Associated Press
KENTWOOD, Mich. — A 9-year-old boy repeatedly stabbed by a 12-year-old at a Michigan playground ran screaming to his home and ...