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Pa. county investigates dispatching error after patient dies

- 12/17/2014

The Citizens' Voice WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Vincent Marcario was resting in bed at his home in Kingston, looking forward to the Thanksgiving feast he had stayed up late preparing with ...


Man dies waiting for ambulance; firefighter's union blames dispatch

- 12/16/2014

WASHINGTON — D.C. officials have launched an investigation into why it took as long as 22 minutes to get help to a dying man. MyFoxDC reported that the incident happened last week when ...


3 Fla. dispatchers fired after fatal gun battle

- 12/06/2014

The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An official says three employees at an emergency dispatch agency have been fired because they did not alert deputies and firefighters responding ...


Study: Telephone CPR is saving more lives in Ariz.

- 11/24/2014

Research shows dispatcher-assisted CPR increases chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest


Study: Telephone CPR is saving more lives in Ariz.

- 11/24/2014

PHOENIX, Ariz. — The chances of surviving a heart attack are best if you live in Arizona, according to a three-year study that credits a higher number of dispatchers giving CPR instructions ...


Ga. man arrested after trying to flirt with dispatcher

- 11/16/2014

“You sound sexy as hell,” he said when she asked for his address after he claimed to have information about a wanted man


Listen: Ga. man arrested after trying to flirt with dispatcher

- 11/16/2014

SUMNER, Ga. — A man who called up 911 and flirted with a dispatcher was arrested after police showed up at his home and found drugs. Kevin Morris reportedly told the dispatcher he had ...


Spanish 911 call delays EMS for woman shot in head

- 11/12/2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A woman shot in the head outside an Albuquerque restaurant was delayed medical care after a language barrier prevented 911 from sending help. Witnesses said the woman ...


Boy, 4, learns to make emergency call

- 11/06/2014

An Australian family coaches their son on what to do if their house is on fire


FDNY: NYC's 911 system down for 2 hours

- 11/04/2014

Officials said dispatchers worked manually during the outage and sent out emergency crews by radio


FDNY: NYC's 911 system down for 2 hours

- 11/04/2014

The Associated Press NEW YORK — The New York City fire department says its computer-aided 911 emergency dispatch system was down for two hours on Monday. According to myfoxny.com, ...


7 calls dispatchers will never forget

- 11/03/2014

After a story about a dispatcher who realized a woman’s 911 call for a pizza order was really a domestic abuse situation where she shouldn’t talk freely, it got us wondering about ...


Hero of the Week: Dispatcher deciphers fake pizza order call

- 10/31/2014

We’ve got to hand it to this dispatcher who answered a 911 call from a woman placing an order for a pizza delivery. Others may have been turned off by her request for a large pie with ...


911: Man fakes Ebola for faster response

- 10/31/2014

ABC7 RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh man is charged with misuse of the 911 system after allegedly claiming he had Ebola to get an ambulance faster. According to an arrest warrant, 42-year-old ...


Dispatcher deciphers fake pizza order in domestic abuse call

- 10/29/2014

BOULDER, Colo. — 911 dispatcher Keith Weisinger remained on the line with a victim of domestic abuse as she cleverly disguised her call for help as a pizza order. The incident occurred ...


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