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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, ...



Ambulance took 19 minutes to reach fatally shot professor

- 08/01/2014

By Matt Gutman ABC News TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It took paramedics 19 minutes to arrive at the home of a Florida State University professor shot in his garage after a neighbor called 911 ...


Inside EMS Podcast: Why can't EMS and dispatch get along?

- 07/25/2014

Download this week's episode on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In this week's Inside EMS podcast, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the recent story about medics ...


Mo. hospitals upgrade software to improve ambulance responses

- 07/22/2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Two hospitals in Springfield are implementing software upgrades after a woman with congestive heart failure waited 37 minutes for an ambulance in December. The health ...


Father beats babysitter molesting his son, calls 911

- 07/19/2014

The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son early Friday morning, police ...


Idaho plans new $9.5M county dispatch center

- 07/17/2014

By Cynthia Sewell The Idaho Statesman ADA COUNTY, Idaho — In a sense, 911 dispatchers are the first first-responders. They are the initial point of contact during an emergency, and ...



Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

- 07/14/2014

The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. — Police are praising a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in ...


Is San Francisco's EMS, 911 systems stressed to breaking point?

- 07/14/2014

By Marisa Lagos The San Francisco Chronicle SAN FRANCISCO — A man loses a finger near Pier 33 and waits 40 minutes for an ambulance to take him to the hospital. Firefighters spend ...


Better mobile phone tech could solve rural EMS dispatch issues

- 07/10/2014

This article about a father rushing his child to an emergency department because he believed an ambulance would not be able to find their location in the countryside serves as a stark reminder ...


Dispatcher, mom, handles call of own son choking

- 07/09/2014

Her training came into play when she realized the 911 call was from her husband; the couple's baby boy had swallowed a metal washer


Dispatcher, mom, handles call of own son choking

- 07/09/2014

By Eric Vodden Appeal-Democrat MARYSVILLE, Calif. — Former Marysville police dispatcher Britney Melchor realized pretty quickly that the 911 call coming in for a choking child was going ...


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