North Platte: 911 Mapping System brings emergency response to digital age

  • Source: KNOP TV
  • Published: 12/05/2017 10:29 PM

VIDEO: The number to call when you're in an emergency has not changed over time but the technology behind it certainly has. The 911 Mapping System provides dispatch with the GPS locations of its officers, firefighters, and EMS staff, giving them real time information about their people on the ground. "You know if I push my emergency button or I'm hollering for help or something, dispatch always knows where I'm at," said Officer Lisa Citta with the North Platte Police Department. The system also helps locate where 911 calls are coming from, sometimes giving dispatch names, addresses, and even longitude and latitude points.


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