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I’ve been a dispatcher for 22 years. You’d think by now I could understand any deputy or officer say any name, no matter what. ¬†Well, you might think so, but you’d be wrong. 517 more words


Local Musings: The #IAm911 Movement

This blog is primarily dedicated to news about Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood and surrounding areas, but I wanted to take a moment to delve into a broader topic very near and dear to my heart: the work of 911 call-takers and dispatchers. 795 more words

Back Of The Yards

A Life Changed Forever

I love my job and I hate my job, all at the same time.

Getting to help people, TRULY help people, is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world. 558 more words

Daily Thought

Cell Service to 9-1-1 Back to Normal

Posted at 8:40 a.m.

Sprint cellular service in the region has now returned to a normal status after overnight repairs.

If you continue to receive a busy signal when you call 9-1-1, you should attempt to text to 9-1-1, use a landline phone or use a cellphone covered by another provider.


Tech Difficulties with Sprint Voice Calls -- Make Other Arrangements for 9-1-1 Calls | News Release | City of Alexandria

The City of Alexandria sent out the following statement:

Sprint Cellular Affected Throughout Area

Sprint is experiencing technical difficulties with voice calls across the region. If you call 9-1-1 and receive a busy signal, please send a text to 9-1-1 or use a landline or a different cellular provider to make a voice call.


Service Related Issues with Text to 9-1-1 Have Been Resolved

Posted at 11:10 a.m.

The service related issues with text to 9-1-1 experienced by the national provider on Friday, Aug. 5,¬†have been resolved and texting services are available at Fairfax County’s 9-1-1 Center. 10 more words


Cats: Thwarting 9-1-1 Since 2013

Twice now I’ve been mixed up in calls where a cat has thrown a monkey wrench into the usually well-oiled machine that is the emergency services machine. 525 more words