911 in sunny tucson az

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My daughter in law just had a small seizure the paramedics came it seems the 911 had to ask the address and the phone number thought little of that. But as the problem was being resolved they saw my stock and said this was a good thing.They looked up and said their computers are down and that they have not been able to get past dos yet.Apparently it has been that way for awhile FYI Not gonna hear this on the news Dave

-- davebullis (davebullis@aol.com), January 02, 2000



Glad to hear that your daughter pulled through this episode ok. I appreciate your posting the message, particularly since one of my sons is home with us for the Christmas holidays, but will be returning to the University of Arizona in Tucson next week. I very much doubt that he'll need the services of 911, but this kind of "heads up" is valuable. I hope that people all across the country share this kind of information here on the forum; working together, we can muddle through these "glitches" without too many serious repercussions.

Give your daughter a hug for all of us....


-- Ed Yourdon (ed@yourdon.com), January 02, 2000.

hope your daughter is fine. i assume she is since you posted. :-) glad you were able to get 911. great information thanks.

-- tt (cuddluppy@aol.com), January 02, 2000.

Your daughter is in our prayers.

Have a healthy and prosperous New Year!

-- K. Stevens (kstevens@ It ALL went away 40 hoirs ago .com), January 02, 2000.

Our county's EMA explained at a pre-y2k meeting that our 911 voice communications go from our county to Pittsburgh, fifty miles away, then back here. The data links, on the other hand, the ones that tell them your address and phone number, go from here to Philadelphia, on the other side of the State. The data, then, has to travel through lines controlled by more companies. Glad the voice held in your area. My prayers will be with your daughter, too.

-- Faith Weaver (suzsolutions@yahoo.com), January 02, 2000.

Gosh, Dave I hope she is ok now.
This is really scary, can you imagine someone calling 911 because of an attempted assault or rape and because 911 can't log the phone number or address these people could be harmed? How many other 911 centers are down and not telling everyone? I can understand that they don't want to cause a panic. I am just really frightened about the potential consequences of all this.

-- Jess (alisaunde@aol.com), January 02, 2000.

Daughter in law is indeed fine at this point a little smelling salts and she was pulled out of it was one of the longest yet.On the plus side they indeed resonded quickly.They were great they took the worked with us so professionally.It was decided that she should stay here and rest for a while rather than go to hospital.we are trying to take the best of care of her. To all of you that asked about her I say "Thank You" that is why this country is so great, people care. Dave

-- davebullis (davebullis@aol.com), January 02, 2000.

Hug given

Thank you Senator


-- Rachael Bullis (davebullis@aol.com), January 02, 2000.

If 911 fails, your local exchanges are still likely to work. Put phone numbers of police, fire, ambulance near you phones now, just in case. The mood is still unsettled, you know.

-- Faith Weaver (suzsolutions@yahoo.com), January 02, 2000.

Please, everyone who reads this: Stop right now, get out the telephone directory and write down the seven digit emergency numbers you might need and post them near the telephone.

E911 service is vulnerable if your community has not replaced it in the last year or so. As the Bullis family found out, the call was answered, but all the 3rd party perifpherals that link to address information and dispatching may not work with the telephone switch.

There is no way in h**l that all 911 systems are functioning properly. May you not find out at a critical moment.

-- Nancy (wellsnl@hotmail.com), January 02, 2000.

Dave, Thanks for letting us know. I'm so glad she came through okay. One of the scariest parts of Y2K has been the danger it presented to people who need sophisticated medical care. God bless.

-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), January 02, 2000.

I hope she remains okay - I've had a son with "irregualr" seizures like that - they're frightening.

Good luck with the continued 911 operation.

-- Robert A Cook, PE (Marietta, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), January 03, 2000.

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