04/22/09 88 W - + 16 - 15 Program Adds Spanish to 911 Center

From today's News & Observer, the Durham 911 Center has added additional Spanish language support, using two trained volunteers on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, the busiest times for call takers. The center has partnered with Durham Technical Community College and El Centro Hispano for this program. Prior to this program, the center used a language line for translation. Some 5,000 Latinos contact the center annually, which received some 300,000 calls last year. Read the story. Or learn about the Durham 911 Center. Or learn about Spanish!

I just hope we won’t need to press 1 for English or 2 for Spanish!
cornerhydrant - 04/22/09 - 23:54

Remember personal info?

/ Textile

Comment moderation is enabled on this site. This means that your comment will not be visible on this site until it has been approved by an editor.

To prevent spam we require you to answer this silly question

  (Register your username / Log in)

Hide email:

Small print: All html tags except <b> and <i> will be removed from your comment. You can make links by just typing the url or mail-address.