Washington state: NextGen 911 on the horizon

  • Source: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
  • Published: 11/26/2019 12:00 AM

Making 911 as "smart" as your cellphone. That's the goal of first responders meeting Monday to learn more about Next Gen 911. This new system is already online in parts of three counties, Kittitas, Snohomish and King counties. It's called RAADAR, Real time Agency Activity Display and Reporting. What that means is from right here, NORCOM can see what police and fire are doing in those three counties. Seattle's fire chief says they could have used a system like this when disaster struck on the Aurora Bridge. It remains the worst mass transit disaster in Seattle history. In 2015, a Ride the Ducks amphibious vehicle loaded with tourists lost its axle and plowed into a bus filled with North Seattle College international students. Five people died, 70 were injured. When the call went out, Seattle first responders needed help fast.


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