Town Square

Post a New Topic

911 service

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis, Midtown, on Jul 8, 2007

It is time for California to take the next step in 911 service. As with any public service there are times when some regional problem overburdens the local 911 operation, delaying needed response. It is not cost effective for every 911 center to staff for peak loads. I therefor suggest that California establish several regional 911 overflow centers to which calls would automatically be diverted when all local 911 operators are busy. The remote operators would have a map of the caller’s area come up, along with direct connections to the appropriate emergency unit. Another advantage, the cost of translators could be spread over many cities.

This story contains 169 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

And one more makes three
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 11,777 views

Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 10 comments | 4,739 views

Secretary of Plate
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 3,560 views

New York College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,404 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 1 comment | 237 views

 

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.

DONATE HERE