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It's National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week

Posted at 11:50 a.m.

National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week, created in 1981, is celebrated every year during the second full week of April. This year it’s April 9-15. 135 more words


Public Safety Agencies Say Thanks to Our 9-1-1 Center Staff

Posted at 1:30 p.m.

Today starts National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week (April 9-15) across the country.

Public safety personnel from our Police Department, Sheriff’s Office and Fire and Rescue Department take a moment to say thanks to the staff of the county’s 9-1-1 Center — Fairfax County’s public safety telecommunicators — the… 133 more words


Text to 9-1-1 Issue Resolved

Posted at 8:30 a.m.

The Department of Public Safety Communications — the county’s 9-1-1 Center — reports that the text to 9-1-1 issue has been resolved and Fairfax County’s… 7 more words


Text to 9-1-1 Experiencing Intermittent Problems

UPDATED April 5, 2017; 9:05 a.m.

The ability to text to 9-1-1 continues to experience intermittent problems.  The county’s Department of Public Safety Communications (9-1-1 Center) reports that the service provider is working to resolve the issue. 60 more words


Everyday Hero of Marathon County :: Chad Zerkle Helps a Mother Save Her Choking Toddler (Hear the Actual 9-1-1 Call)

By Chad Billeb

“Marathon County 9-1-1, what’s your emergency?”

Those are the first words anyone in Marathon County hears when dialing 9-1-1 for emergency services. It takes a special person to utter those words and be ready to assist whoever is on the other end of the call. 736 more words



Last week the garbage collection driver forgot to swing back around and do the pickup on my side of the street. So everyone’s bins were still at the curb when I got home at around 8pm. 257 more words


AT&T 9-1-1 Outage Resolved

Posted at 11:05 p.m.

AT&T has resolved their technical issues with calling 9-1-1. Fairfax County residents using AT&T cellular phones should be able to reach  9-1-1 as normal… 34 more words