01/07/10 144 W - + 12 - 7 Today Show Story on 911 Operators

From a reader, from The Secret List, comes this provocatively titled Today Show story 911 Emergency: Are Operators Ready For Your Call? The seven-minute segment opens with an incident in Texas, where a frantic mother called 911 to report her young son's choking. The 911 operators attempted to calm the caller and process the call, but did not provide medical instruction. Nor were they trained nor required to. As NBC found, the requirements for 911 operators vary nationwide.

The segment talks about other issues facing the nation's 911 systems. It's an interesting, if perhaps alarmist segment. But then again, we have it pretty good in Raleigh and Wake County. Those guys and gals at the ECC do great jobs in the bowels of City Hall. And as the host concludes, if nothing else, the story should compel every to learn CPR. Do it now!

Our RWECC brothers and sisters are fantastic! We have much to be thankful for locally!
A.C. Rich - 01/07/10 - 21:47

I would like to extend that to the Johnston County Communications Center who’s training standards mirror those of RWECC as some of the top in the nation!
BW - 01/08/10 - 07:40

Let’s extend that to all of our Comms. centers in Wake County! We truly are blessed in our area when it comes to TC’s.
CFP 7021 - 01/08/10 - 11:13

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