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8 Cities Where 911 Systems Recently Failed

By Dana Liebelson New Yorkers are living with the fear that their city’s breakdown-prone emergency dispatch system could fail them when they need it most. It’s a fear that other major American cities have lived with for years. New York … Continue reading

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Hero EMT dispatcher helps pinpoint stroke victim in eight-hour call

By Kate Briquelet and Jennifer Bain A heroic FDNY dispatcher went beyond the call of duty — staying on the phone with an elderly Upper East Side stroke victim for nearly eight hours while rescuers struggled to pinpoint the woman’s location. … Continue reading

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Racist Facebook rants gets 911 operator April Sims fired

By Rachel Quigley A 911 operator has been fired for allegedly posting numerous racist remarks on her Facebook page. April Sims, from Dallas, Texas, compares black people to ‘animals’, says they have ‘sh for brains’ and blames them for wasting … Continue reading

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Attempted sexual assault victims 911 call disconnected; dispatcher locates crime scene by “pinging” cell phone

When the line went dead after the victim of an attempted sexual assault called 911 Saturday night, Thurston County sheriffs deputies located her only after an emergency dispatcher “pinged” the cell phone she used to make the call by using … Continue reading

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Social Media Posts Urge Americans to Call Incorrect Emergency Number

Friday, February 22, 2013 Posted by: Chris Nussman You may have seen recent posts on social media sites urging people in the U.S. to dial 1-1-2 rather than 9-1-1 in certain emergencies. This is bad advice. The posts claim that … Continue reading

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Outrage

Ten years ago this September we witnessed a tragedy of immeasurable magnitude. A few days ago a proposal made by Joe Daniels the President and CEO of the National September 11 Museum and Memorial to charge $20-$25 entry fee reopened the collective … Continue reading

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United apologizes for reusing 9/11 flight numbers

A great example of how a corporation can address a potential public relations disaster. Identify the problem, correct the problem, and apologize-quickly! United apologizes for reusing 9/11 flight numbers – Travel – News – msnbc.com.

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Raina Wallens: My Husband Didn’t Stand for Hate

This is an exceptionally poignant and personal commentary that puts 9/11 in perspective as well as the argument about the proposed “Ground Zero” mosque. An excellent commentary! Raina Wallens: My Husband Didn’t Stand for Hate.

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9/11 and Compassion: We Need It Now More Than Ever

Karen Armstrong has written an article that is important for all of us today. Karen Armstrong: 9/11 and Compassion: We Need It Now More Than Ever.

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This 9/11, Let’s All Take Responsibility for Ending a Summer of Hate

True sentiments that I agree with. The United States have a long history of bias and discrimination. What has happened since the election in the arena of intolerance is unfathomable. Rinku Sen and Fekkak Mamdogh most powerful statement should resonate with all of us … Continue reading

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