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NH 911 system can include cell users' medical info

April 27, 2010

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CONCORD, N.H.—New Hampshire's Enhanced 911 system is adding information about medical conditions and hazardous materials to the information that shows up on the center's computer screen when cell phone and Internet users call for help.

Landline callers with permanent medical or mental conditions, such as deafness, have been able to notify the E-911 center with their information appearing on the incoming call screen along with their address when they dialed for help. The system also stored information associated with landline numbers about hazardous materials such as explosive chemicals or oxygen tanks at an address.

The center now can do the same thing for residents using cell or Internet phone services. The residents need to fill out a form describing the condition or hazardous materials and it will be added to the E-911 system.

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