911 And Cell Phones
When you call 911 from a land phone, even if you dont
know exactly where you are, the 911 program is in a position to locate
you form to phone and send assist as necessary. Your landline telephone
is connected to the lines on the poles which makes a
pc in the dispatch center show the number and
address of the telephone youre using.
Cell Phones Dont Work the Identical
When you make a 911 call on a cell telephone, you are
sending signals via the air. The tower that picks
up your phones signal could or could not be close to.
Unless you are in a position to tell the 911 dispatcher exactly where
you are at, it could be really difficult for them to locate
If you happen to connect to a 911 call center that is
not nearby, they could not be able to aid you as rapidly
as they will need to speak to the 911 service providers
in your area, thereby slowing the dispatching of assist
to the caller.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has
required that all wireless carriers be in a position to
pinpoint your location for the 911 dispatchers, but
the rule is coming in phases and there are plenty of
When you call 911 from a cell phone, the call frequently
lands in a regional center. A call-taker in a far-away
city or county may possibly answer your call. To get assist to
you, there are two pieces of information the
call-taker wants to know quickly:
1. Tell the call-taker which city youre calling from
first. They can forward your call to the right center
if need to have be.
two. Tell the call-taker what kind of emergency you
have. This will let them be able to inform the other
centers of the nature of such an emergency. Giving
priority to serious conditions first.
Dispatch centers might vary from a single center to another,
with the proper data, the call-taker will
transfer you to the correct center.