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5-year-old girl dials 911 to save choking mom

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A quick-thinking 5-year-old New Jersey girl calmly dialed 911 when her mother began choking on a chip. But she thought it was her father who would be saving the day. “Daddy, […]

07/12/2013

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LA fire department to upgrade 911 dispatch center

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles fire officials say they’ll upgrade their 911 dispatch center to work with neighboring fire agencies. Chief Brian Cummings said that the move will help city residents who may be closer to available rescuers from other areas.

03/14/2013

Woman dies after 911 call not put in system

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas 911 operator did not enter a call into a computer system that would have notified police and fire dispatchers of a mother and son trapped inside a vehicle in a pond.

01/16/2013

Quake shakes rural Northern California

UKIAH, Calif. (AP) – A light earthquake has struck Mendocino County in Northern California. The U.S. Geological Survey says the preliminary magnitude-4.5 quake struck at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday 2 miles northeast of Ukiah and nearly […]

09/25/2012

LA's 911 questions delay dispatches

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A new study says required questioning by 911 operators has been delaying the dispatching of Los Angeles paramedics and the start of life-saving CPR. The LA Times reports an internal audit […]

09/14/2012

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