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Kids dialing old cellphones calling SD 911 centers

January 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

ABERDEEN (AP) — Teaching kids how to dial 911 is up there with tying their shoes. But some emergency dispatchers are getting bogus calls from children on old cellphones.

John McQuillen with the Brown County dispatch center in Aberdeen says it’…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD board seeks proposals to modernize 911 system

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota 911 Coordination Board has posted two requests for vendors to submit proposals for providing equipment and services needed to modernize the 911 emergency calling system.

One proposal is for statewide emergency se…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD board seeks proposals to modernize 911 system

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota 911 Coordination Board has posted two requests for vendors to submit proposals for providing equipment and services needed to modernize the 911 emergency calling system.

One proposal is for statewide emergency se…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Panel working to upgrade 911 service in state

May 9, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE South Dakota’s antiquated 911 system will be rebuilt in the next few years to improve responses to emergencies, cut costs and take advantage of new cellphone technologies.
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The trouble with new roads: Dunn County emergency responders having issues locating some calls

October 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

With the influx of people and activity in the Oil Patch, emergency responders in Dunn County have found it challenging to keep up with calls and, in some cases, even locate individuals who need help. Continue Reading

Dial 911 for emergencies only: Non-emergency numbers available to public

July 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Residents forgetting they left their garage door open, a man in a van yelling at skateboarders or a granddaughter coming home late from a movie are some of the calls the Dickinson Police Department have gotten in recent weeks and they don’t mind responding to them. Continue Reading

AT&T, CenturyLink service severed, emergency calls not possible

July 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Phone service for AT&T and CenturyLink customers has been severed, the Dickinson Police Department announced at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. Continue Reading

New SD laws include 911 phone surcharge, higher Deadwood bets

June 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE New state laws taking effect Sunday will require South Dakota residents to pay slightly more on their phone bills to support the 911 emergency network, allow players to place higher bets in Deadwood casinos and change the way the state assesses school performance. Continue Reading

911 surcharge to see 50-cent hike per month

June 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The South Dakota 911 Coordination Board is reminding telephone users of the 911 surcharge increase that takes effect on Sunday.
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911 calls affected by outage again

June 25, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

A cut cable impacted long distance and 911 service in Jamestown and Valley City Saturday, but people could still get through to emergency services by calling 911 and the outage was fixed by 4:43 p.m. Continue Reading