Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The county 911 system is facing difficulties Wednesday morning after problems at the Hatboro Verizon exchange.
Wednesday, 8:50 a.m.: The county 911 system has been restored, according to Fox 29 and the Philaldelphia Inquirer. Wednesday, 8:35 a.m.: All calls to the Bucks County Department of Emergency Communications in Ivyland are being rerouted to a back-up facility in Doylestown due to a technical issue. The problem is linked to the Hatboro telephone exchange and is mainly affecting landlines in Ivyland, Warminster, Warrington and Upper Southampton, a county communications supervisor said. Verizon is working to fix the problem, which began at 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday, the official said. As of 8:30 a.m., officials were not sure when the system would be restored. Calls to 911 from other parts of the county are being routed through the Allentown …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Those encountering issues asked to use cell phones instead of landlines to make 9-1-1 calls.
According to emergency management offices in Lower Bucks County, the 9-1-1 emergency call center is experiencing problems accepting incoming calls from household landlines. Emergency Management offices in Falls Township, Middletown Township and Tullytown Borough, were among those first reporting problems shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday. Falls Township officials advise residents who need to call 9-1-1 for an emergency to use their cell phones to call 9-1-1 or call 215-547-5222. Those is in Tullytown are asked to call 215-945-3100 or use their cell phones to call 9-1-1. The issue is only affecting household landlines and not cell phones, according to alerts by area officials. According to an alert at 8:10 p.m.: Verizon is currently …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Early Thursday morning, I found myself on the other side of the story. In the spirit of journalism, I opted to tell my story with hopes to inform others on the dangers of flooding.
As journalists, we often cover very personal stories relating to the natural disasters like Hurricane Irene and the more recent storm a few nights ago, remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. Harrowing stories that come from these disasters are so touching and gripping and make many of us thankful to keep those we value—family and friends—close to us. As a journalist, it reminds me of the objective of my job: to inform my community, tell their stories and hope there is something to be gained whether its knowledge or action. Early Thursday morning, I found myself on the other side of the story. So in the spirit of journalism, I opted to tell my story with hopes to inform others on the dangers of flooding. I was driving home from an event I attended…
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Patch takes a ride with Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad as they respond to a 9-1-1 emergency.
Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad Chief Christopher Reif and his crew allow Patch cameras into their world. The ambulance is essentially a full mobile doctor's office with just about any supply EMTs need to respond to a patient's urgent health needs. The crew talks to Patch about 9-1-1 emergencies during Hurricane Irene, and how they handle routine and potential county-wide emergency calls.