NENA Issues Roadmap to Wireless E-911

March 2004
Fire Chief;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p14
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the wireless caller technology of emergency call centers in the U.S. By the end of 2005, roughly eight years after the federal government ordered such technologies and four years past the initial government deadline only about 50% will have this capability, known as wireless E-911. Although wireless E-911 technology is readily available, a variety of technical policy and funding problems have complicated its adoption. An inability to locate wireless caller has been a factor in a growing number of tragic accidents and crimes. According to a survey conducted Americans are unanimous in placing a very high priority on upgrading the 911 system. INSET: Help for Local PSAPs.


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