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NCJ Number: 67530 Find in a Library
Title: NINE-ONE-ONE VERSUS 'O'
Author(s): E S GEOLEL
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN ALREADY EXISTENT UNIVERSAL EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER, FOR OPERATOR, IS RECOMMENDED EVER 911. THE LATTER HAS SEVERAL SHORTCOMINGS AND THE FORMER ADVANTAGES DESPITE AN ALREADY EXISTENT UNIVERSAL EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER.
Abstract: PRELIMINARY CHECKS INDICATE THAT SOME TELEPHONE COMPANIES CANNOT IMPLEMENT 911 WITHOUT A COMPLETE REPLACEMENT OF CENTRAL OFFICE EQUIPMENT. IN ADDITION, THE NUMBER 0 IS AN EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ALREADY IN USE. IF 0 BECAME A UNIVERAL EMERGENCY NUMBER, TELEPHONE COMPANIES COULD ROUTE ALL CALLS TO THE EMERGENCY CENTER OF THE CITY OR COUNTRY OR TO THE OPERATOR. OTHER LINES COULD BE USED FOR NONEMERGENCY CALLS. IN ADDITION, CHILDREN HAVE BEEN TAUGHT ON TV AND RADIO TO DIAL 0 IN AN EMERGENCY AND IT IS AN EASIER NUMBER TO DIAL. CALLS COULD BE TRANSFERRED TO THE PROPER DEPARTMENT, SUCH AS FIRE, TO RESPOND IN AN EMERGENCY, AND AN AUTOMATIC NUMBER IDENTIFIER (ANI) COULD BE ADDED AT SOME FUTURE TIME. FINALLY, USING 0 AS THE UNIVERSAL EMERGENCY NUMBER AND AUTOMATICALLY REVERTING SUCH DIALING TO THE CITY OR COUNTY EMERGENCY CENTER WOULD REMOVE THE ONUS FROM THE COMMON CARRIER AND POSSIBLY PROVIDE IMPROVED RESPONSE FOR CITIZENS. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Emergency telephone number; Nine-one-one (911) emergency telephone number
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