[VoiceOps] VOIP related 911 deaths

Justin B Newman justin at ejtown.org
Tue Aug 25 12:11:09 EDT 2009

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 11:09 AM, David Hiers<hiersd at gmail.com> wrote:
> How many people have died because of mis-configured 911 VOIP services?
> I know of two such cases, one in FL and one in Calgary.

Do you mean to say, "How many people have died following a failed
attempt to dial 911 via VoIP"?

I would suggest that it is rare for medical professionals to say with
certainty that had a call been "correctly" terminated to a 911
operator that a person's life *would* have been saved.  Only that
there would have been an increased likelihood of the caller surviving.

Semantics, yes.  But ... a worthy distinction in my opinion.



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