Here’s what happened at What-Comm emergency dispatch when other 911 lines went down

  • Source: Bellingham Herald
  • Published: 12/29/2018 06:38 AM

Most of Whatcom County didn’t lose 911 service Thursday and dispatchers continued to operate Friday despite a widespread outage that affected several U.S. states, including Washington. According to Associated Press, a nationwide CenturyLink outage disrupted 911 services in parts of Western Washington. But What-Comm, the county’s emergency dispatch center, continued to operate, said Deputy Director Greg Erickson. “We were one of a handful of counties that maintained 911 services throughout the night,” Erickson said Friday morning via Facebook Messenger.


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