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August 16, 2013

Stolen wedding dress crisis averted thanks to 911 operator

The 911 dispatcher felt so bad for her, she asked her supervisor if she could offer to lend the woman her own wedding dress - Full Story
August 15, 2013

Texas cop sues 911 caller for failing to warn police

After calling for help, woman is sued because she didn’t adequately prepare deputy for danger - Full Story
July 31, 2013

NH police station shooting range catches fire

The staff was evacuated without injury and continued working at a redundancy center nearby - Full Story
July 29, 2013
Seamless coordination, optimized response: The possibilities of FirstNet

Seamless coordination, optimized response: The possibilities of FirstNet

Advances in technology in recent years have enabled an entirely new set of possibilities for integration and communications - Full Story
July 29, 2013
Top 5 public safety innovations from Verizon

Top 5 public safety innovations from Verizon

These reasons highlight how Verizon is currently helping public safety and innovating for a future in which we will be both safer and more efficient in our role of helping those in need in our communities - Full Story
July 12, 2013

NJ girl, 5, dials 911 to save choking mom

A catchy jingle that encourages kids to call 911 in an emergency may be partially responsible for her quick actions - Full Story
July 03, 2013

Grant will assist with Fla. PD's public safety system

By Kenneth Knight The Tampa Tribune TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. — A nearly $445,000 grant will take a... - Full Story
July 02, 2013
First responders honored for role in Newtown response

First responders honored for role in Newtown response

The staff at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center has won praise from officials and colleagues around the country for their work that day - Full Story
June 28, 2013

911 operator who failed to notify police of emergency failed before

She quit six months after the death of a woman who called to report she was trapped in a vehicle in a pond - which the dispatcher failed to log - Full Story
May 20, 2013

Calif. car thieves accidentally dial 911 during crime

A dispatcher listened to their 35-minute conversation about breaking into cars and buying drugs - Full Story

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