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Comedian's jokes highlight problem of outdated 9-1-1 technology

Public Safety SmartBrief | May 18, 2016

John Oliver took a humorous approach to the serious issue of outdated technology used at many 9-1-1 call centers, which can affect emergency responses. He dedicated part of his satirical HBO show, "Last Week Tonight," to 9-1-1, including problems with locating callers who use cellphones and problems in getting funding for new technologies. Tech Insider (05/16) Time.com (05/16)


San Diego falls short of 9-1-1 call-answering standard

Public Safety SmartBrief | May 04, 2016

San Diego takes steps toward filling open dispatcher jobs

Public Safety SmartBrief | May 25, 2016

FCC approves plan to replace TTY with real-time text

Public Safety SmartBrief | May 04, 2016

Study: Telephone-based program improves cardiac arrest survival

Public Safety SmartBrief | May 11, 2016

"Kari's Law" bill heads to full US House, Senate consideration

Public Safety SmartBrief | May 04, 2016

N.C. 9-1-1 center consolidation plan may be expanded

Public Safety SmartBrief | May 11, 2016

App to alert first responders is integrated into 9-1-1 system

Public Safety SmartBrief | May 25, 2016

Kan. county hopes to raise salaries to attract dispatchers

Public Safety SmartBrief | May 11, 2016

FirstNet offers post-RFP peek; T-Mobile opts out

Public Safety SmartBrief | May 04, 2016


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