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Google: 30% of wireless calls to 911 emergency services are butt dials

The “pocket dial” or “butt dial” happens to a lot of us.

By constantly checking our phones dozens of times a day, it’s bound to happen. 538 more words


Fire Safety

This week is Fire Prevention Week. My son, who recently graduated from Fire Fighter I had two Fire House Open Houses this past weekend. Local firefighters came to my daughter’s elementary school to talk about fire safety, show the kids the equipment to expect the firefighters to wear, and gave out pencils and fire extinguisher sharpeners. 209 more words


Report: Butt Dials Are Clogging The 9-1-1 System

What’s an emergency management department to do when 9-1-1 calls are spiking, but there aren’t enough workers to cover all those calls? San Francisco turned to researchers in an effort to understand a recent surge in emergency calls, which has been putting a strain on its emergency resources, and found that butts are to blame. 341 more words

The Moral Case for Unified Communications

Like many people across the world, I was enthralled by Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. I smiled at the images of him in that tiny black Fiat and listened intently to his speeches… 70 more words

Unified Communications

Text to 9-1-1 Launches in Fairfax County

9:25 a.m.

This morning, Fairfax County’s 9-1-1 Center began accepting text to 9-1-1 calls for service. Fairfax County is the first jurisdiction in Northern Virginia – and one of the largest 9-1-1 Centers in the country – to implement this service. 313 more words


My Journal, September 14, 2001 . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Inspired by the article 9/11–We Remember by Mary O’Connor, I am sharing the first entry in my personal journal after the attack, unedited. Please excuse the rambling and the incorrect information.  1,138 more words


National Preparedness Month | Day 3 | Create a First Aid Kit


Creating a First Aid Kit in general, is a great tool to have for non-emergencies, such as a sunburn, bug bite, a cut or scrape.  626 more words