[VoiceOps] VOIP related 911 deaths

David Hiers hiersd at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 14:01:40 EDT 2009

Excellent point.  I guess I'm asking about anytime 911 and voip make
CNN in a really bad way.

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 9:11 AM, Justin B Newman<justin at ejtown.org> wrote:
> 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.
> Yours,
> -jbn

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