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Pursuant to Cal Govt. Code Sect 6254(f)
San Jose Police Department
Media Relations Unit
201 W. Mission Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Ph (408) 277-5339 Fax (408) 286-0923

San Jose Thanks the 50th Anniversary of America's First 9-1-1 Phone Call
Filed under Press Release, on 2/15/2018 1:15:00 PM by Author: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103.

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

WHAT: San Jose Thanks the 50th Anniversary of America's First 9-1-1 Phone Call 
WHEN:
Friday, February 16, 2018, at 10:00 AM
WHERE:
San Jose Police Department Communications Center,
201 W. Mission Street, San Jose, CA 95110

 

San Jose, Calif. — Friday, February 16, 2018, is the 50th Anniversary of America’s first 9-1-1 phone call. Please join San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia and San Jose Acting Fire Chief Robert Sapien as they thank the San Jose call-takers and dispatchers who respond to the City’s emergency 9-1-1 calls.

San Jose call-takers answer 565,000 emergency calls each year and 380,000 non-emergency calls. Communications personnel are the real-time connection between the caller and police officers and firefighters working in the field. San Jose has openings in both police and fire communications.

Note: 9-1-1 was selected as the nationwide emergency number in 1968. The nation’s first 9-1-1 call was placed on February 16, 1968, in Haleyville, Alabama. California began developing 9-1-1 soon after with the statewide system officially launched in 1972. The statewide system was completed in 1985.


BY: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103 AUTHORIZED BY: Joey McDonald, Communications Manager
DATE: 2/15/2018 TIME: 1:00 PM DATE: 2/15/2018 TIME: 1:00 PM


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