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 ...
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 ...
Knoxville-area 911 calls might soon include questions about international travel and contact with diseased individuals
Police and medics searched for the victims without any knowledge the armed suspect was possibly in the area
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
By Adam Wagner
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' ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...