Cellphones ‘difficult, frustrating’ for 911 dispatch in Ontario

 Windsor, ON — The increasing number of cellphones being used in favour of traditional landlines can compromise public safety, emergency dispatch operators say.

Lori Powers, the director of 911 dispatch centre in Windsor, Ont., said dealing with even legitimate emergency calls made from a cellphone can be “difficult and frustrating.”

That’s because calls made from cellphones do not provide details as accurate as those from a call placed from a landline. In most municipalities, operators instantly access a name, address and phone number and send first responders immediately when a resident calls 911.

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