Most people think that calling 9-1-1 in an emergency will automatically allow the dispatcher to know your location through GPS tracking, but that is not always the case.
Current location technology for cell phone callers is often not as precise as a landline. A landline phone is more accurate but typically when citizens call 9-1-1 for help, more than 70% of the time they are calling from a cell phone.
That’s why it is vital that callers provide 9-1-1 call-takers with an accurate location to allow dispatchers to quickly send emergency medical units, fire or law enforcement personnel. Without an accurate location, emergency responders might be delayed.
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