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911: Cell phone standards needed

Letter by Keven Rojecki, Tacoma on Dec. 11, 2013 at 11:11 am | No Comments »
December 11, 2013 11:40 am

As a firefighter in SeaTac, I’m deeply concerned about a recent news story on Good Morning America that highlighted the lack of accuracy of calls made from cell phones to 911 dispatchers.

A recent study in California showed that fewer than half of wireless 911 calls included the caller’s location. The current system leaves firefighters and other first responders struggling to determine the locations of emergency calls.

We work hard every day to protect the public. It’s time that the FCC and Congress update 911 standards so that Washingtonians have the best emergency services possible.

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