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Balch Springs councilwoman Wanda Adams. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Councilwoman Accused Of Abusing 911 Emergency System

It was an act that was allegedly intended to make a point. Now a North Texas city councilwoman is in hot water with police who say she abused the 911 emergency system.

CBSDFW.COM–09/19/2014

Claire Sullivan, 6, is recognized for her bravery by the City of Arlington, after calling 911 to try and get help for her grandmother. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

6-Year-Old Texas Hero Honored For Placing Lifesaving 911 Call

Six-year-old Claire Sullivan’s grandmother was babysitting her at her Arlington apartment when a 20 minute, life-or-death drama began to unfold.

CBS 11–07/08/2014

A woman speaks on a mobile phone. (credit: Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images)

Most Texas Wireless 911 Calls Lack Location Information

An advocacy group says two-thirds of all wireless 911 calls in Texas don’t provide enough location information for the caller, violating federal requirements.

11/07/2013

Firemen work to stop a fire. (credit: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)

Population Boom Leaves Area Of North Texas In Need Of Fire Station

When you call 911 you expect crews to respond within minutes. But if you have an emergency in parts of south Fort Worth, it could take up to 15 minutes for first responders to get to you.

CBS 11–10/01/2013

(credit: medstar911.org)

MedStar Nurse Triage Conserves Resources & Saves Patients $

When you call MedStar in Fort Worth for medical assistance, dispatchers may or may not send an ambulance to your location. Last year the emergency medical service began a Nurse Triage Program, that screens non-critical calls.

CBSDFW.COM–02/28/2013

Photo of a Dallas Police Department squad car. (credit: Dallas Police Department)

New DPD Policy Helps Victim

The Dallas Police Department says a new emergency call policy helped a woman being attacked Sunday.

08/26/2012