No ambulances available

From Men’s Health “The phenomenon of ‘no ambulances available’ is becoming more and more common throughout the country,” says Dr. Bryan Bledsoe. Bledsoe should know. He’s adjunct professor of emergency medicine at the University of Nevada school of medicine and wrote the textbooks that are used by many jurisdictions to develop paramedic systems. He understands the issues facing the industry. …

Properties without house numbers make emergency response difficult

From the Daily Dunklin Democrat Properties in rural Dunklin County, without house numbers displayed, create difficulties for emergency personnel when dispatched to the residence. Dunklin County 911 Director Richard LaMunion noted that he believed more houses did not have the numbers than those who did. He added that the problem is serious enough that it has caused a concern with …

Phone tax will fund 911 system

From The Spokesman-Review Washington residents are likely to pay an extra 25 cents a month next year for every phone line they have, whether it’s a land line, a cell phone or an Internet-connected system. The House of Representatives passed an increase in phone taxes Friday to pay for enhanced 911 equipment for state and local agencies, following action taken …