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Next-generation 911 gets $109 million boost

by • 1 month ago

Funding authorized in 2012 is now being dispensed to 34 states and territories. But a full nationwide upgrade could require more than $12 billion.

911 call centers get a map to look up other call centers

by • 3 months ago

It's a visual upgrade to a decades-old database that also comes with hooks for modern applications to share data that helps smooth emergency response.

South Carolina experiment adds social media to 911 response

by • 11 months ago

And it works best when the data is curated before it reaches a first responder.

FCC announces plan for new direct-to-911, location-sharing rules

by • 12 months ago

The Federal Communications Commission says it will bundle its implementation of Kari’s Law and part of RAY BAUM’S Act​, both enacted earlier this year.

Alaska enacts law aimed at improving 911 call location accuracy in large facilities

by • 1 year ago

Legislation signed by Gov. Bill Walker could require multi-line phone operators to upgrade their emergency location-tracking capabilities starting next year.

Text-to-911 now available across Iowa

by • 1 year ago

The state is close to its goal of 100 percent availability of the service across all counties.

Minnesota's only suicide hotline is in danger of closing

by • 1 year ago

The state needs roughly million in additional funding annually to keep its call center open.

Delaware launches text-to-911 service

by • 2 years ago

Yet another state has started upgrading emergency communications systems in preparation for the next generation of 911.

After Harvey, Houston telehealth program helped city ration emergency services

by • 2 years ago

Using video conferencing, public safety workers can help people in emergencies figure out whether they need an ambulance or just a taxi.