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How 911 Became the Emergency Call Number
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:36:02 -0700

Before the 1960s, the United States didn't have one universal phone number for Americans to call if they needed help from the police or fire department. Callers simply had to know the phone number for each department in the area they were currently in. Read more...

911 texting option on the horizon, but rollout is a challenge
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 20:32:32 -0700

A violent crime is unfolding close enough for any movement or sound to attract the culprit's attention.Finding themselves in this situation, the estimated 91 percent of American adults who own cell phones may instinctively put their device on silent and fire off a text message to 911.Would help arrive?