New data shows nine out of 10 calls to 911 in D.C. do not give accurate location information to dispatchers
A new report says that communication centers in D.C. have a hard time obtaining accurate location information for people who call 911. Nine out of 10 wireless calls to 911 last year did not report accurate locations.
D.C. officials say a power failure at the city's communication center affected 911 services and severely impacted the radio communications system used by police for five minutes.
In her four years as a Howard County 911 dispatcher, Meghan Blizard had never been called upon to help a couple deliver a baby on the side of a highway. Until Tuesday.
A bride-to-be heading to a wedding venue in Kent, Wash., had her dress stolen. But a generous 911 dispatcher stepped in to save the day.
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