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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 ...
By Liv Osby Greenville Online GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. — In a dimly lit room at County Square, the 911 line rings, signaling an emergency somewhere in Greenville County. ...
By Sion Morgan The Western Mail LONDON — It was launched after a tragedy in which five women were killed in a fire. And Sunday marks 75 years since the world's oldest ...
By Kevin Pearson The Press Enterprise RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — Riverside County's recently approved three-year contract extension with ambulance provider American ...
By Mary E. Arata Lowell Sun DEVENS — On Tuesday, ground broke on 270 Barnum Road on Devens, the site of the future Nashoba Valley Regional Dispatch Center. The project is a ...
By Will Lyon The Daily Record LONDON, U.K. — An off-duty firefighter who sprang into action at a fatal road crash has claimed police tried to stop him giving victims first ...
By Christian Boone The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ATLANTA — Still dazed from the impact moments earlier, a female passenger on the pontoon boat in Monday night's accident ...
By Benjamin Lanka The Journal Gazette FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The Fort Wayne City Council supported paying nearly $10 million for a new emergency radio system despite not knowing ...
By Roxanne Miller The Herald-Mail CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Franklin County has implemented a new ambulance-response system to improve safety for emergency crews and the general ...
Brought in to analyze LAFD's response time reporting, Jeffrey Godown called for dramatic changes data analysis approach ...