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Tenn. dispatchers to screen for Ebola signs

- 10/16/2014

Knoxville-area 911 calls might soon include questions about international travel and contact with diseased individuals


Fla. dispatchers leave responders in the dark during triple homicide

- 10/16/2014

Police and medics searched for the victims without any knowledge the armed suspect was possibly in the area


Fla. dispatchers withhold scene safety info in triple homicide

- 10/16/2014

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 ...


Fla. dispatcher resigns after not sending help to baby locked in car

- 10/15/2014

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 ...


911 translation service benefits NC counties

- 10/13/2014

By Adam Wagner Star-News 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' ...


Mich. woman thanks dispatcher, responders who saved her life

- 09/26/2014

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 ...


Pregnant paramedics respond as dad delivers daughter

- 09/12/2014

The pregnant due walked up as an Okla. father on the phone with a dispatcher saw the head of his baby daughter


Pregnant paramedics respond as dad delivers daughter

- 09/12/2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — Two pregnant paramedics responded to a call of an Oklahoma City dad who delivered his baby daughter Monday with help from dispatch. Medics Madison White and Kacie Davis ...


Text-to-911 coming to Texas counties

- 09/08/2014

By Cindy George Houston Chronicle HARRIS, Texas — It's nighttime, you're at home alone and glass breaks downstairs. Realizing that a burglary is in progress, you hide and call ...


Ariz. scavenger hunt to help form AED database

- 09/05/2014

By Kimberly Matas The Arizona Daily Star TUSCON, Ariz. — It’s all fun and games until someone’s life is saved. That’s why the Tucson Fire Department and the University ...


NY woman waits hour for ambulance, community outraged

- 09/03/2014

New York Post NEW YORK — An elderly neighbor of Mayor de Blasio lay on the floor with blood gushing from her head while waiting nearly an hour for an ambulance to answer repeated 911 ...


Dispatcher mistakes with new 911 system rock Fla. county

- 08/31/2014

By Brittany Wallman Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Four weeks after adding Fort Lauderdale to the new, countywide 911 emergency dispatch system, county officials are investigating ...


Fla. dispatcher hangs up on mom with baby locked in hot car

- 08/27/2014

He faces disciplinary action after saying the child had to be in distress and hanging up; a good Samaritan smashed the window


Fla. dispatcher hangs up on mom with baby locked in hot car

- 08/27/2014

By Elizabeth Behrman Tampa Tribune TAMPA, Fla. — A New Tampa mom is still surprised about - and Tampa police are investigating - the response she got after calling 911 for help when ...


Pa. suburbs to get 911 text messaging

- 08/14/2014

By Jessica Parks The Philadelphia Inquirer MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. — Soon, residents in the Pennsylvania suburbs will be able to reach 911 dispatchers by text message. Montgomery, ...


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