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Recently, a 16 year-old teen died in his family’s mini-van despite repeatedly calling 911. Police couldn’t find him because 911 only knew which cell tower was used and he wasn’t visible through the car windows. The teen used Siri to voice activate two calls to 911 over a period of three hours. In both calls he begs the...

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The FCC recently released a Notice Of Inquiry into 911 routing problems because 911’s outdated technology often sends 911 calls to the wrong dispatch center. When that happens, the incorrect dispatch center has to talk to the caller, determine where the call belongs and then transfer that caller to the correct 911 disp...

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Some people attending churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship wonder about their safety – fortunately – the reasons for 98.5% of 911 calls from places of worship are rather boring! We used 911 call statistics provided by NEMIS.org to understand the common reasons for 911 calls. The top reason was breat...

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