Tag: 911

Wireless Association of New York City’s WA2NYC Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary

WA2NYC has been on the air since September 8 to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001. “This station will commemorate the 16th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City,” said the post on the club’s QRZ.com website. “We remember the over twenty-nine hundred people who […]

Bill Continelli, W2XOY recounts his experience during 9/11/2001

Bill Continelli was in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. He was south of the World Trade Center and heard the 2nd plane as it flew over and slammed into Tower #2. He gives his recollection of how he used his communications equipment to safely evacuate Manhattan on that horrible day.   https://archive.org/download/W2XOY_recounts_his_experience_during_9112001/w2xoy911story.mp3  

Communication is key to surviving a disaster (Colorado)

There’s always plenty of Monday-morning-quarterbacking after major disasters, criticizing the way it was handled is easy when everything is in full view after the fact, and there will always be the “what ifs.” But disasters are inherently unpredictable — they wouldn’t be “disasters” if they weren’t. Nonetheless, there are precautionary measures that go a long […]

FCC probing AT&T Wednesday night 911 outage

The Federal Communications Commission says it is investigating why AT&T cellphone customers were unable to call 911 in several states on Wednesday night. Law enforcement and government agencies in Texas, Florida, Tennessee and other states reported the problem and provided alternate numbers for people to call during emergencies. AT&T later on Wednesday evening said that […]

Officials probing communications failure after Folcroft officer shooting (Pennsylvania)

Authorities in Delaware County are investigating a communications-system failure that happened at the time a Folcroft police officer was shot and wounded last week. The failure may have lasted between 90 seconds and six minutes and the Department of Emergency Service is to review all emergency communications used during the incident, according to news reports. […]

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