Tag Archives: 9/11

Can’t Call For Help? You Can Text 911 in Emergency

The Southland’s 911 emergency-response system entered the smart-phone era Friday, with residents across most of Los Angeles County now able to send a text message to 911 if they are unable to call for help. The Text to 911 system … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Joint Dispatch Center Unites Police and Fire

For years, the Santa Monica police and fire departments had separate dispatch centers. They operated independently, frequently collaborating but regularly coping with staffing shortages, information gaps and delayed responses. The fatal shooting at Santa Monica College in 2013 was a … Continue reading

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L.A. City Fire’s Response Time ‘Below National Standard’

The time it takes 911 operators to dispatch L.A. city firefighters to emergencies has been getting substantially slower and has fallen below the national standard, it was reported today. A Los Angeles Times analysis of more than 1 million dispatches … Continue reading

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LACoFD Firefighters Reflect on 9/11

In the nightmarish days after the attacks of September 11, 2001, with fears running high of another strike on the way, L.A. County Fire Department’s elite urban search and rescue team remained in place—first in line to respond here if … Continue reading

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LAFD 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

We would like to inform you that the public and press are cordially invited to join Fire Department, Law Enforcement and Military agencies for a “9/11 Remembrance Ceremony” dedicated to those who perished on September 11, 2001. Speakers will include … Continue reading

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