In an emergency, for Public Safety first responders to be able to locate you, should you call 911, you need to provide the information they
Having focused on emergency services and 911 calling for the past several decades in my career and my participation in several legislative initiatives, such as
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-58fyy-135ab64 911 was first introduced in 1968 and provided direct access to local public safety through a single universal number. Information on the caller wasn’t
It is safe to say that any E911 solution on the market attempts to tweak or manipulate the existing E911 databases but is fighting an uphill battle with little possibility of solving the actual problem. This is because the core issue is not just a technology deficiency but an operational deficiency that developed. Fixing the technology deficiency without addressing the functional deficiency won’t correct the problem.
In July of 2022, a drowning at a St. Louis County pool ended in the death of a 6-year old boy. The 911 call was routed to an Emergency Call Routing Center in Colorado, designed to answer and manually transfer 911 calls with failed location reporting. But the worst-case scenario occurred, and the call was delayed.
It’s no great secret that I used to dispatch for Sparta Police in New Jersey. A small rural town in the northwesternmost county of NJ