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How Are 911 Operators So Relaxed During Emergency Calls?

Quora | Posted 02.18.2015 | Crime
Quora

As a dispatcher, there is a script that you follow, and while I am talking to a caller, I'm typing (I type as fast as you can talk), I'm keying my mike and sending units and I'm connecting you to the paramedics if you need them.

911 Call Heard In Franklin Byrd Murder Trial

David Lohr | Posted 10.03.2013 | Crime

A haunting 911 emergency call by Leslie Byrd as she was bleeding to death in her home was played for an Illinois jury Wednesday during the close of he...

Glitches In New NYC 911 System

AP | COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.31.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Operators at the nation's largest 911 hub were forced to use pen and paper to communicate emergencies to dispatchers this week when a...

REPORT: City's 911 System Fraught With Delays And Errors

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 07.04.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — The city's overhauled 911 system is beset by delays and errors that could leave callers without help for crucial seconds in an emerge...

FCC Lays Out Plan For Texting 9-1-1

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2011 | Technology

Consumers will be able to text and send multimedia messages to 9-1-1 emergency call centers under a new plan from the top communications regulator. ...

FCC Updating 911 For The Texting Generation

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In a bid to bring the life-saving emergency service 911 into the 21st century, the FCC is looking at letting citizens report crimes through text messa...