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Archive | 9-1-1

New Preckwinkle Ad Targets Candidate Lori Lightfoot’s Investigative Failure At 911 Center

CBS 2 political reporter Derrick Blakley reports in the race for Chicago mayor, Toni Preckwinkle, behind in the polls, has released a new ad attacking her opponent Lori Lightfoot about her tenure at the OEMC and a 911 call center failure that resulted in the death of three children. A Toni Preckwinkle campaign ad The […]

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Posted in 9-1-1, Politics

Why Your Apps Can Find You, But 911 Can’t Until They Get Help from Apps

Smartphone apps can usually find users quickly and effortlessly, but 911 is often less accurate at finding callers from their cell phones. WSJ’s Spencer Macnaughton explains the limitations of current call centers, and how tech companies have set out to make 911 services more precise. Photo composite: Heather Seidel/The Wall Street Journal Cell phone tower […]

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Posted in 9-1-1, Digital-Lifestyle, Public Service

Apple Repair Facility Makes Thousands of Accidental 911 Calls in Elk Grove, California

Elk Grove (California) Police Department and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office are investigating reports of hundreds of accidental 911 calls being made from an Apple repair center in California. The Sacramento Bee reported that about 20 accidental 911 calls per day have been made over the past five months by Apple products — that could be […]

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Posted in 24/7 Crime Alerts!, 9-1-1

City and County 911 Lines Down in DeKalb and Ogle Counties

UPDATE: 911 service continues to be disrupted in DeKalb County and Ogle County, and could remain disrupted Wednesday and Wednesday Night. The 911 phone lines continue to be down throughout the County, including the City of DeKalb. Frontier Communications is experiencing a system failure and has advised 911 will likely be down all day and […]

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Posted in 9-1-1

Orlando Pulse Mass Shooting 911 Calls Released

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Orlando Police Department have released their 911 calls from the Pulse nightclub shooting in June. A lone gunman killed 49 people and wounded dozens more before police killed him in a shootout. Get updates from The Cardinal ALL NEWS FEEDS on Facebook. Just ‘LIKE’ the ‘Arlington Cardinal Page (become […]

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Posted in 9-1-1

Redacting the 9-1-1 Audio from Omar Mateen from Orlando Pulse Massacre Scene

This week media outlets demanded access to 603 calls made to Orlando police and fire departments and 28 minutes of phone conversation between the killer and Orlando Police crisis negotiators. Meanwhile Attorney General Loretta Lynch refused to say who made the decision to remove references to the Islamic State and its leader from the publicly-released […]

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Mesquite, TX 9-1-1 Dispatcher Locates Teen with Heat Illness, Too Weak to Describe Location

A 9-1-1 Dispatcher in Mesquite, Texas Thursday located a teen with heat illness using 9-1-1 center mapping features and audio clues. The caller was very difficult to hear because the 14-year-old boy was to weak to speak clearly. 9-1-1 Dispatcher Christy Russell was able to understand he needed an ambulance and understood the word alley. […]

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NWS Freezing Rain Advisory Expired at Midnight, But Icy Road Conditions Are Worse This Morning

Northwest Central Dispatch System 9-1-1 center is reporting to emergency vehicles on the street that the 9-1-1 dispatch center is receiving multiple phone calls about icy roads. Hoffman Estates firefighters also reported on their fire communications radio that roads in Hoffman Estates are ice-covered. Palatine Rural FPD Engine 36 crew also reported that all streets […]

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Posted in 9-1-1, GO!

Ten Remarkable Talking Points on the 9-1-1 Calls Related to the Shooting of an Arlington Heights Police Officer

9-1-1 telephone audio of hostage incident when an Arlington Heights police officer was shot and critically injured and a female victim as held hostage by ex-boyfriend Eric Anderson. The shooting of an Arlington Heights police officer is not something any Arlington Heights residents would expect. Every police officer nationwide faces the chance that it could […]

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Posted in 9-1-1, CRIME BLOG

9-1-1 CALL AUDIO: 5-Year-Old Son of R&B Star Usher Rescued with CPR After Entrapment by Swimming Pool Drain

TMZ has obtained the 911 call placed by Usher’s aunt moments after the singer’s 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, nearly drowned in a pool … in which she begs the operator to send help ASAP. A family member of R&B music star “Usher” calls 911 in a panic when her nephew, Usher’s son, Usher Raymond […]

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Posted in 9-1-1

9-1-1 Audio of Henry Laseke’s Call for Help: Did Northwest Central Dispatch Follow Protocol for Sinking Vehicle?

Audio from 9-1-1 call when Henry Laseke called Northwest Central Dispatch System for help after he accidentally drove his SUV into a retention pond (includes video of driver’s attempts to save his life). Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS) 9-1-1 center has announced that it is conducting an inquiry into the operations of the 9-1-1 center […]

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Northwest Central Dispatch System 9-1-1 Dispatchers Vote No-Confidence in Management; CAD Failures Put Them at End of Rope

Executive board member Rick Tracy of the Metropolitan Alliance of Police — the telecommunicators’ union presented a “no-confidence” vote at the Northwest Central Dispatch System’s board of directors meeting about 10:45 a.m. Thursday morning. Tracy explained that in no way did the union instigate the action by the union members. Village managers, police chiefs, or […]

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