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Fairfax County is considering updating its 911
emergency system to accept text messages sent to
911, with four major carriers already on board.
A disruption in emergency services during the June
derecho could been avoided. That is the finding of
the Federal Communications Commission after
looking into the Verizon outage that left more
than 1 million people without 911 services.
Kristi King, wtop.com WASHINGTON – Caller ID does not always do its job of alerting recipients of phony numbers. The Federal Communications Commission warns of caller ID “spoofing” that can make nefarious incoming calls appear…
The failure of a large portion of the region\’s
911 emergency system after the derecho in June has
produced another investigation.
David Turetsky, chief of Public Safety and
Homeland Security for the FCC, told the
commissions on Thursday that the investigation
will also look at ways to improve the system like
texting and the next generation of 911 service.
Think before picking up or returning calls to numbers you don\’t recognize. Calls from area codes such as 809, 284 or 876 might be attempts to rip you off.