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When 911 Breaks

It makes headlines when it happens and just last week it did happen. AT&T had a technical problem affecting wireless 911 calls in 14 states. It went on most of Wednesday night and had emergency managers frantically trying to advise the public through the press and social […]

911 Won’t Break

The good news is that in a crisis the 911 system is the last communication system to break- hopefully.  The idea is that by keeping 911 apart from regular phone lines the emergency response system will work when the regular phones are taken down by natural phenomena, […]

You Can’t Call Home on 911

When I answer the 911 lines I say: “Key West 911, where is your emergency?”  It’s a formula that works best for me, as often callers don’t know the address and if I ask them where the address of the emergency is they get all hung up […]

Integrating 911 Buddy To Your Phone

The advantages of my emergency app for Iphone 911 Buddy are immediately obvious once you understand the limitations of the landline based 911 technology. The 911 system, a network of 6300 independent 911 centers around the US, is based on telephone technology from the 1960s.  This means […]