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NCJ Number: 63014 Find in a Library
Title: CALIFORNIA-EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: League of California Cities
United States of America
Date Published: 1968
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: League of California Cities
Los Angeles, CA 90017
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER IS A FEASIBLE SYSTEM FOR ALL OPERATIONAL, TECHNICAL, AND JURISDICTIONAL CONDITIONS EXISTING IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY.
Abstract: FOR THE APPROACH TO BE SUCCESSFUL, THE 911 SYSTEM MUST BE UNIVERSALLY ADOPTED, AND ALL 911 CALLS FOR A GIVEN TELEPHONE EXCHANGE MUST TERMINATE IN ONE PLACE. THE 911 NUMBER SHOULD BE PROMOTED AS A SECONDARY EMERGENCY NUMBER, EMPHASIZING THE EXISTING 7-DIGIT NUMBERS AS A FASTER, MORE DIRECT WAY OF CALLING AN EMERGENCY AGENCY. THE PROPOSED METHODS OF IMPLEMENTING THE 911 CONCEPT IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW 911 REFERRAL AGENCY WHERE ALL CALLS WOULD BE RECEIVED, TERMINATED, AND THE MESSAGES RELAYED BY THE NEW 911 EMERGENCY AGENCY; DESIGNATION OF A PRIME EXISTING EMERGENCY AGENCY TO RECEIVE THE CALLS; COMPLETE REARRANGEMENT OF THE PRESENT SYSTEM WHEREBY A CENTRAL DISPATCHING AGENCY WOULD BE SET UP TO RECEIVE AND HANDLE ALL EMERGENCY SITUATIONS OF THE TWO SERVICES, BOTH POLICE AND FIRE. UNIFORM, NATIONWIDE FIRE REPORTING AND POLICE REPORTING TELEPHONE NUMBERS WOULD PROVIDE SENSIBLE TOOLS FOR EMERGENCIES AND PROVIDE A POSITIVE METHOD OF IMPROVING PUBLIC SAFETY. (MJW)
Index Term(s): California; Emergency communications; Emergency operations centers; Emergency procedures; Nine-one-one (911) emergency telephone number
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