Calif. bill would let 911 dispatchers accept photos, videos, texts
A group of cities in California are moving to implement "Next-Generation 9-1-1" systems
By Diana Samuels
As a group of Peninsula cities are moving to implement "Next-Generation 9-1-1" systems that allow emergency dispatch centers to accept photos, videos and text messages that have become standard fare for many cellphone users, Rep. Anna Eshoo is working to advance the systems on a national level.
Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, recently introduced a bill that would provide federal money to help local agencies buy the new technology.
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