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Experts place average return rate for a damaging hurricane to coastal regions between 30 and 40 years ...
By Jessica Dyer and Ashley Trevizo Albuquerque Journal ALBEQUERQUE, N.M. — The 911 call from the home of Johnny Tapia on Sunday evening started out with a relatively calm ...
EMS responded to call for seizures, entered hostage situation; dispatchers alerted police, who responded within 30 seconds ...
By Scott Taylor The Sun Journal LEWISTON, Maine — The Twin Cities will take their arguments to have regional emergency communications centered around their L-A 911 Dispatch ...
By Lauren Fellers The Gazette EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — Two youngsters who impressed 911 dispatchers with their composure in life-threatening situations were honored Thursday ...
By Keith Seinfeld National Public Radio SEATTLE, Wash. — Your chances of surviving a sudden heart attack may depend on where you live; some American cities have survival ...
By Suzan Clarke ABC News MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — A Maryland 911 dispatcher who fell asleep while talking to a woman whose husband was having trouble breathing has been ...
Part of problem: Dispatchers are required to go through list of more than 20 questions before emergency call is placed with paramedics ...
By Christina Carrega , Amber Sutherland and Bob Fredericks The New York Post NEW YORK — She'd fallen and couldn't get up — and then she died after her desperate 911 ...
By Tim Hrenchir The Topeka Capital-Journal SHAWNEE COUNTY, Kan. — Shawnee County will buy a multimillion dollar public safety radio system from Motorola Solutions Inc. County ...
The Buffalo News ANDES, N.Y. — An elderly Manhattan couple whose car became stuck near their wooded Catskills vacation home died after nine fruitless attempts to make a ...
By Aly Van Dyke Topeka Capital-Journal TOPEKA, Kan. — Shawnee County could get a new 911 emergency radio system that allows responders to switch between encrypted and public ...
By EMS1 Staff NEW YORK — New York’s 911 system gets nearly 4 million calls a year from people who accidentally dial on cell phones, according to a new report. . Most of ...
By Samantha Gross The Associated Press NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that he "didn't even bother" to read a report by city-hired consultants ...
By EMS1 Staff WASHINGTON — Verizon announced Tuesday that it is working on a 911 texting service that will enable those who are unable to make voice calls to reach out for ...
By Andrew Gant The Daytona Beach News-Journal VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Archie Beard was a tall, strong 81-year-old man who never had a chest pain. No ambulance had ever been to ...
By Joy Lukachick The Chattanooga Times Free Press DALTON, Ga. — Bloody and hysterical, 50-year-old Deborah Canales fled up her street and burst through her neighbor's ...
All businesses would be required to post signs in English, helping paramedics know type of facility they're entering ...
By Chattanooga Times Free Press staff HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. — An investigation begun six months ago found that 11 Hamilton County Emergency District employees ...
Assistant chief: Problem mainly affects transmissions of certain individuals in fire, rescue crews ...