How Does 911 Dispatching Work? Your Guide to Police GPS Technologies in an Emergency
If you’re in a car accident and call 911, what happens on the dispatcher’s side? The first priority is to confirm where you are. Dispatchers can usually see you on their mapping system, but they’ll try and get a better idea of where you are located. For example, if you’re on a highway, it’ll be helpful to know whether you’re northbound and southbound. Small details like these help to save the most precious resource you have in an emergency: time. It’s important to remember although you may not find yourself calling 911 if you were involved in an accident, it’s also possible that you’ll witness an accident that needs to be called in. By remaining aware of your surroundings and directions, especially on the highway, you’ll be able to give the most detailed description possible if you’re ever in that situation, potentially saving a life. To learn more about the useful information Ryan has to share about emergency responses and 911 dispatching, be sure to listen to the full episode.
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