911 emergency system

August 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

¿No Puede Hablar en una Emergencia? Ahora Puede Enviar un Mensaje de texto al 9-1-1

A partir de hoy, los residentes de Maryland tienen la opción de enviar un mensaje de texto al 9-1-1 para pedir ayuda si no pueden llamar al número. En una emergencia, no siempre es posible hablar en voz alta, por lo que la asamblea de Maryland adoptó una forma de permitir que quienes tienen un […]

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August 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Can’t Talk in an Emergency? Now You Can Text 9-1-1

Beginning today, Marylanders have the option of texting 9-1-1 for help if they cannot call the number. In an emergency, it is not always possible to speak out loud so the Maryland assembly adopted a way to enable those with a cell phone to text in their emergency. Sen. Cheryl Kagan of District 17, NG911 […]

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August 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council Holds Work Session on 9-1-1 Emergency System Outage (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmembers held a special work session this week to learn the facts behind a 9-1-1 outage that occurred last month. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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July 14, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Council Public Safety Committee to Hold Special Session On 911 Call System Outage

The Montgomery County Council Public Safety Committee will hold a special session regarding the 911 call center outage that happened on July 10th. The committee members are Councilmembers Marc Elrich, Sidney Katz, and Tom Hucker. Elrich is the chair of the committee. “There is no service that this County provides to our residents that is […]

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July 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

County’s 911 System Experiences Overnight Outage July 9

UPDATED Montgomery County’s emergency 911 system experienced an outage that lasted about two hours Sunday night into early Monday morning. County Spokerperson Patrick Lacefield told Bethesda Beat that the outage was caused by a malfunctioning air conditioner and electrical power failures. According to police, residents who called 911 and the non-emergency 301.279.8000 phone lines, received a […]

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