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D.C. judge assigns medical guardian to excessive 911 caller

According to court proceedings detailed by The Washington Post -- 59-year-old Martha Rigsby has been a nuisance to city emergency services for more than 30 years and is responsible for thousands of calls to 911.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 06:49am EDT

Tags: Washington Post, Martha Rigsby,

Washington Co. 911 experiences brief tech snafu

Emergency calls to the Washington County Communications Center were briefly diverted to backup lines instead of the main lines.

Saturday - 12/21/2013, 11:21am EST

Tags: Washington County,

As 911 anniversary nears, bikers ride to remember

This September marks 12 years since the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The America's 911 Foundation is paying tribute to the first responders by taking its message on the road.

Saturday - 08/17/2013, 12:11pm EDT

Tags: pentagon, motorcycle, Sept. 11, Richard Betz, Michael Nardo, Richard Pinnavaia, jamie forzato

D.C. 911 call takers to be retrained after hang-up incident

D.C. officials say 911 call takers in the city will receive retraining following an incident in which a woman reporting an attempted robbery says she was hung up on and reached a recorded message.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 10:56am EDT

Tags: Office of Unified Communications, ABC 7

Woman: Hung up on after calling 911 in D.C.

A woman in D.C. says her calls for help to 911 went unanswered after an attempted robbery, but city officials say the system was working properly.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 10:45am EDT

Tags: D.C. Office of Unified Communications, ABC 7

D.C. woman put on hold after calling 911

A D.C. woman says she was put on hold after calling 911 when an intruder entered her Northwest home, NBC 4 reports.

Monday - 05/06/2013, 11:17am EDT

Tags: 911 call, intruder, D.C., Northwest D.C.

Fairfax looking to add 911 texting service

Fairfax County is considering updating its 911 emergency system to accept text messages sent to 911, with four major carriers already on board.

Saturday - 03/09/2013, 08:26am EST

Tags: texting, derecho, Sharon Bulova, fcc

Emergency call centers to accept texts by 2014

People may be able to text their emergencies to 911 in the next few years.

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 02:11pm EST

Tags: call center, texting

911 still vulnerable to powerful storms

Two massive storms in the past five months have caused widespread outages and even an emergency system failure. The question now: Does new technology leave people more vulnerable to emergency system failures and the dangers that go with them?

Monday - 11/19/2012, 08:12am EST

Tags: derecho, superstorm Sandy, Hank Silverberg, Hurricane Sandy, verizon,

Md. dispatcher snores through emergency call

As a panicked woman's husband turned blue last month, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue dispatcher snored, fast asleep.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 10:17am EDT

Tags: Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, Scott Graham, NBC4

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