The 911 system started in 1968 and while it may have efficiently done its job in its early years, today is a different story. Many argue that the problem lies in cell phones. 432 more words
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Introduction: At a recent Writer’s Conference, a writing prompt was given to the attendees, labeled TABOO. From that prompt, a list of subjects considered socially taboo was created and all were instructed to spend some time writing about something considered “taboo.” The following story flowed from that prompt. 1,338 more words
(CBS) — Despite a big push by law enforcement and 9-1-1 employees for Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign a 9-1-1 funding bill, the governor’s office says there are “serious concerns.” 153 more words
Though we have concerns about the sufficiency and reliability of the funding, provided for in the bill, the League of Municipalities supports A-1821. This bill will require 9-1-1 service facilities to be equipped with systems, approved by the Office of Emergency Telecommunications Services (OETS), for the processing of requests for emergency services sent via text message, within three years following enactment of the bill. 541 more words
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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