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New Audio: School Bomb Threat

Overview Date and Time: 05/04/15 (unknown time) City: Winter Springs (Seminole County) State: Florida Address: Unknown Summary Kenneth Petruzziello, a 19 year old from Winter Springs, Florida, dialed 9-1-1 on May 4, 2015 and reported there was a bomb in the high school. The building was subsequently evacuated...
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Dispatchers Injured in Lightning Strike

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Five dispatchers were injured in three separate lightning strikes at the Salem County, New Jersey Sheriff’s communications center on June 23rd. Despite injuries ranging from a tingling sensation to confusion the dispatchers continued to work answering a huge increase in calls due to the storm. Officials have lauded...
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Anchorage Plans Dispatch Upgrade

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The city of Anchorage, Alaska is in the process of upgrading their emergency communications systems. Some software and equipment is over 20 years old, long outside of maintenance contracts or support, and is held together by “held together with chewing gum and baling wire“. The city is in...
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KY 9-1-1 Center First in State to be Accredited

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The Bowling Green Police Department in Montgomery County, Kentucky is the first in the state to be accredited by the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police. The center is housed inside the Bowling Green Police Department, however serves as the PSAP for Montgomery County. The center has 25...
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New Audio: AZ Celebrity Domestic

Overview Date and Time: 04/23/15 16:35 hrs City: Goodyear (Maricopa County) State: Arizona Address: 2600 Block North 133rd Drive Summary Brittney Griner, a player for the Phoenix Mercury, was involved in a heated domestic argument with her fiancee Glory Johnson. Johnson’s sister called 9-1-1 for help, but did...
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Dispatcher Fired, One Suspended Over Death

The Lake County 9-1-1 has fired one dispatcher and suspended a second after a man died when an ambulance could not locate him. On June 6th 44 year old Burt Sanders called 9-1-1 from inside a church when he began to have chest pain. Sanders was connected to...
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New Audio: Boy Calls 9-1-1 for Mom

Overview Date and Time: 04/27/15 17:00 hrs City: Aurora State: Colorado Address: Unknown Summary 5 year old Aydhun Byars called 9-1-1 when his mother had a diabetic reaction and went unconscious. Byars’ father was out of town leaving him alone when his mother became ill. Not entirely sure...
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