Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Plan To Consolidate 911 Service Scrapped.

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

MOUNTAIN BRIEFING

A state proposal to consolidate 911 emergency phone systems into regions has been scrapped. The proposal was spiked Jan. 8 during a meeting in Albuquerque of 911 managers from around the state.

Opponents were concerned that dispatchers at regional centers would not be familiar with local geography and that emergency-response times would suffer. But supporters said consolidation would eliminate communication problems and improve safety. …

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