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By Robbyn Mitchell Tampa Bay Times TAMPA, Fla. — A woman gives birth in a car on a shoulder of the interstate. She and the infant are fine. The tip of Catelyn Crossley's ...
Citizens need to have an active role in being prepared and advising emergency responders in advance of their needs ...
Future public safety communications will take advantage of those ubiquitous cell phone towers ...
The opportunities 4G presents allow agencies to move forward from outdated technologies and concepts toward new user-friendly, efficient and interoperable communications ...
Best practices include the strategic application of wireless communication systems to improve response capabilities and safety ...
Cash-strapped agencies can do more with less by leveraging the communications tools they already have and taking advantage of free or low-cost software applications ...
By Cheryl Caswell The Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A message board at the Kanawha County 911 operations center proclaims "communications status: It's ...
Ride to emergency department is not always solution to issues 'frequent flyers' face, yet we have few alternatives to implement ...
According to the LAFD, dispatchers cannot simply send units to a particular call, even if it is obvious from the caller that serious help is needed immediately ...
By Denise Crosby Chicago Sun-Times AURORA, Ill. — Jill Schmidt, an emergency dispatcher who has worked at the Aurora Police Department for 24 years, said she had "never ...
Mom said she was transferred, put on hold and told 'they couldn't find the EMS for my son' ...
The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A severely burned woman has died two days after being found naked and with a rope around her neck along a road in a heavily wooded area ...
By Chris Cato WSPA-TV 7 WILLIAMSTON, SC — Rescue Squads in Anderson County can now be fined for answering emergency calls outside their service areas. The director of the ...
By Katie Wedell The Dayton Daily News Misplaced phone call prompts school lock down; HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Miscommunication during a police training operation Monday morning ...
By Roslyn Anderson By WLBTJACKSON, Miss. — A Peeples Middle School student fell and injured her head Tuesday, and now her mother wants to know why 911 was not called. ...
By Lisa Vorderbrueggen Contra Costa Times MARTINEZ, Calif. — Contra Costa may dump the private company that provides the county's emergency telephone notification system, ...
By Josh Jarman The Columbus Dispatch FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio — A technology upgrade planned for the Franklin County 911 dispatch center will lay the groundwork for residents to ...
MELTON, Australia — A woman with suspected appendicitis says she had to wait for nearly three hours for an ambulance. Julia Mironova, 28, was experiencing stomach pains while ...
By Ben Benton The Chattanooga Times Free Press DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — About seven or eight years ago, DeKalb County, Ala., Sheriff Jimmy Harris encountered a South Alabama ...
By Annie McCallum The Roanoke Times ROANOKE, Va. — A new alert system intended to warn Roanoke County residents about emergencies will go live Sept. 1, and in the meantime ...