During this period, residents are asked to call 311 or 202-737-4404. All requests for emergency services for police, fire officials or EMS should still call 911.
Sprint and Boost customers can now dial 911 and not get a busy signal in D.C. The 911 service has been restored for the carriers’ customers.
“Our goal is to get patients with nonemergency conditions to more appropriate health care, to preserve the department and hospital resources for those patients with life-threatening illnesses and injuries,” said D.C. Fire Chief Gregory Dean.
The D.C. Office of Unified Communication and 911 call centers in Maryland and Virginia have rolled out a new system that uses a cellphone users’ data to help pinpoint their location when they call for help.
One proposal to enhance 911 emergency call technology would enhance Geographic Information Systems capacity to help first responders locate those in need more quickly and accurately.
When you’re in distress, response time is crucial, and the Washington branch of Consumers’ Checkbook, in conjunction with Arlington County’s Emergency Communications Center, found that many panic-button devices don’t lead to quick responses.
Recommendations range from increased funding to greater recognition for 9-1-1 telecommunicators, who are classified as “clerical” workers but lauded by the commission as the “first of the first responders.”
Emergency dispatchers receiving calls from Uber users in D.C. and Los Angeles will now automatically know the rider’s name, exact location, details on the Uber vehicle they are riding in and who is driving. See how it works
Fairfax County, Virginia, is leading the region in developing the newest 911 system that will integrate pictures, videos, text messages and voice into its emergency call centers, making for speedier responses.
After a heated meeting in June, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Combined Fire and Rescue System are promising to work together to address delays in response to some 911 calls.
The 911 service for Cox Communications customers has been restored in Fairfax County, the company said, after a brief outage Friday.
A Florida mom made a frantic cry for help while on a call with a 911 dispatcher because her teen daughter was trapped in a tree for a half an hour with hissing alligators below.
Verizon Wireless customers in Arlington and Fairfax and Prince William Counties may encounter problems when trying to call 911 Thursday morning.
Four Centreville High School students proposed a bill that will become law July 1, requiring all Virginia jurisdictions to allow text messages to 911.
A “worst-case scenario” murder-suicide that orphaned 3 children has Maryland’s top prosecutors debating whether there should be a change in the law.
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