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Last year the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) represented by Terry Shaw (VECC Employee), Gigi Smith (VECC Employee), and Deborah Mecham (Utah Valley Dispatch Special Service District) presented a proposal to the Utah 911 Committee to fund...
West Valley City, Utah – Everyone knows that 9-1-1 is a universal number that should be called in the event of an emergency...or do they? 9-1-1 Centers all over the United States have encountered hurdles when educating the public...
An informed caller is 9-1-1’s best caller. It’s important that you know how to help 9-1-1help you. In an emergency, seconds matter, so being knowledgeable and prepared canmake all the difference. Here’s what you can do: Know where you are....
By calling Emergency 911 you can save a life, stop a crime or report a fire. However, there are certain situations when calling 911 can actually endanger someone else's life. That's why it's important to know when it's appropriate...
PROVO — Picture yourself sitting at a desk with six telephones. Let's say two start ringing at the same time. A bit awkward, but manageable. Now, imagine all six phones ringing off the hook for three hours. Think...