Paramedic alarm over emergency call system, which can malfunction within minutes
Stingers warn on “fractures” in emergency call system
Calls cannot be answered in response to urgent or urgent calls
Some 911 calls could be confused with suicide calls우리카지노 and police could hear “a scream,” ambulance boss Tom Tomsick tells the Associated Press.
“This is not about any specific number. We are talking about a widespread issue and in the absence of some intervention our services will be disrupted until an appropriate remedial action is taken,” Tomsick says.
Tomsick says the agency was given access to a large-scale network of emergency phone lines. When calls with a suicidal emergency were made on a large scale, they received more call after call — sometimes, in the span of an hour or two — than calls received by ordinary 911 calls.
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Tomsick says the agency is now working with the telephone company and law enforcement to upgrade the 911 system to its newest features. He’s encouraging people in crisis to get emergency medical treatment, including emergency room, or call 911 if they have a medical emergency, and will be offering services to those with suicide-related issues for free.