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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 ...


911 calls show chaos after Delaware tour bus crash

- 10/27/2014

By Randall Chase The Associated Press DOVER, Del. — Emergency calls made by passengers and passing motorists capture the chaos, fear and confusion in the aftermath of a tour bus crash ...


City blames "cumbersome’ FDNY dispatch system for kids’ death

- 10/22/2014

By Matthew Chayes Newsday NEW YORK — A city investigation released Tuesday criticized the FDNY's "unacceptably flawed" emergency-dispatch system and blamed the "unduly ...


2 medics sent blindly into violent Detroit crowd, attacked

- 10/22/2014

Dispatchers failed to inform medics of fighting on the scene


2 medics sent blindly into violent Detroit crowd, attacked

- 10/22/2014

DETROIT — Two medics were assaulted after Detroit dispatchers failed to identify the call as a possible violent situation. The medics were responding to a report of a pedestrian hit ...


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 ...


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