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Oregon's 911 System

OPB | Broadcast: June 19, 2014

THURSDAY: Another outage with local 911 systems this week brought up questions about how state agencies and private companies work together to provide 911 service.

Portland's Public Alert System Falters During Emergency

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2014

MONDAY: Portland's public alert system recently failed to notify residents of a dangerous situation.

Responding To 911 Outages In Oregon & Washington

OPB | Broadcast: April 10, 2014

THURSDAY: Service has been restored after a 911 outage that affected both Washington and Oregon. How did this happen?

When Should You Not Call 911?

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The 911 service provider in Washington County is publishing the most ridiculous calls of the week in an effort to educate people about when not to call 911.

New 9-1-1 Policy for Suicide Calls

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 14, 2011

Next year, the Portland Police Bureau will begin to redirect non-threatening 911 calls involving suicide to a mental health call center.