Real, fake 9-1-1 calls overloading CHP dispatch center
Copyright 2006 The Times-Herald
The large volume of both valid emergency calls and invalid non-emergency calls received at the CHP command center in Vallejo has tied up the 9-1-1 phone lines for some callers, leading some Bay Area cities to opt to field their own cellular emergency calls.
San Francisco, San Jose, Alameda, and Union City are some of the cities that have recently started to receive cellular 9-1-1 calls directly, rather than having the calls routed through the CHP.
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