A Day in the Life of a 911 Dispatcher

EUGENE, Ore. — When 911 is called, it’s hard to think about anything other than the emergency. But what about who is on the other end of the line, providing help during stressful situations. Employees who work at the 911 Communications Center say it’s a job that isn’t for everyone. The demand requires the ability to make … Continue reading »

Mercedes Barcodes to Help in Emergencies

(CNN) — Mercedes-Benz is taking steps to help emergency responders rescue accident victims. The luxury car maker is putting high tech barcodes in its vehicles. Paramedics and firefighters will be able to use their smart phones to read the codes and find the best way to rescue injured people from damaged cars. The codes will … Continue reading »