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By Jessica Lipscomb Naples Daily News NAPLES, Fla. — "911, what's your emergency?" Click. Or worse, silence - with no one on the other end. Area dispatchers ...
OTTAWA, Canada — Canadian emergency responders are looking to the London Olympics to figure out how to aid communication among responders on scene. Currently, paramedics, ...
Entertainment Close-Up WASHINGTON — Rave Mobile Safety reported that Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has announced the availability of Smart911, a new initiative by ...
Scene calls can be chaotic, especially when multiple agencies are involved ...
Correcting inefficiencies reduced average ambulance dispatch time, led to significant improvement in survival rates among out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims ...
The interference that delayed the response of additional paramedics and four ambulances is under investigation by the FCC ...
Call takers responded to wave upon wave of 911 calls for help from massacre during 'Batman' film ...
By Josh Katzenstein and Jennifer Chambers The Detroit News DETROIT — Yellow candlelight illuminated Tammarra Martin's tears Friday night as she grieved with a crowd of ...
By Laura Lynott The Irish Daily Mail ROSCOMMON, Ireland — A teenager who died as her ambulance took the wrong route during a two-and-a-half hour journey to hospital is 'not ...
By Josh Katzenstein The Detroit News DETROIT — Emergency medical crews didn't immediately reach the site of a possible suicide of a 9-year-old boy Wednesday because ...
By Kate Harrison The Chattanooga Times Free Press BRADLEY COUNTY, Tenn. — The grandfather's panicked voice cracks as he shouts into the phone. Both boys are red, and one ...
POPLARVILLE, Miss. — A fire chief was arrested for disorderly conduct during an altercation with a deputy at the scene of a crash in Miss. Amateur video shows the accident ...
By Blayne Alexander NBC 11 Alive CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. — When facing a life or death situation, many people instinctively feel they have one option: call 911. But what happens ...
Chattanooga Times Free Press CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Donors to the Salvation Army have made possible a free public-alert telephone service for Bradley County residents during ...
By Kevin Pieper, USA Today NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A man who called 911 in Nashville recently was too ill to speak to the dispatcher. That could have been a life-threatening ...
The Associated Press FORT MYERS, Fla. — A friend of a Florida teenager attacked by an alligator called 911 for help while yelling at the 17-year-old to get out of the water. ...
By Shelly Bradbury The Chattanooga Times Free Press CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Thursday's storms claimed the lives of a 10-year-old girl and her grandmother when the boat they were ...
By Lori Kurtzman The Columbus Dispatch NEWARK, Ohio — The room in the basement of the Licking County Justice Center would make a great closet. Instead, it's home to rows ...
New system will allow 911 call-takers to ask more and better questions to determine severity of medical emergencies and simultaneously dispatch resources ...
Under the plan, people who call 911 and receive paramedic care would be charged a $350 fee ...