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50 Years of 9-1-1

Today the 9-1-1 industry celebrates a very important day in history. On February 16, 1968, Senator Rankin Fite made the first 9-1-1 call in the United States in Haleyville, Alabama. Several years later, 9-1-1 became the nationally recognized number for accessing emergency services and today hundreds of millions of 9-1-1 calls are made across the

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“911” Call If You Can, Text If You Can’t

“9-1-1” – Call if You Can, Text if You Can’t! Unable to hear or speak and have an emergency? Reaching emergency services under those circumstances just became easier in Charlotte County. Both Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and Punta Gorda Police Department 911 Centers are now capable of receiving text messages. Text to 9-1-1 is only

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