nearly 125 million of the 250 million 9-1-1 calls per year are wasted on non-emergencies.
DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) October 09, 2013
A ceremony was held on Monday, October 8, at the Dallas Latino Cultural Center to honor a 9-1-1 dispatcher and the heroic teen who made the emergency call. After being shot twice, the teen crawled into a closet with his brother and nephew and dialed 9-1-1. The dispatcher, Nori Kelly, was able to calm the boy and guide police to the residence where the alleged shooter was arrested.
U.S. Best Repairs and AT&T, both major sponsors of the charity 9-1-1 for Kids, hosted the event. 9-1-1 for Kids promotes 9-1-1 proper usage. Nearly 125 million of the 250 million 9-1-1 calls per year are wasted on non-emergencies. 9-1-1 misuse and abuse diverts emergency responders from real emergencies.