A Brief History of 9-1-1

First 9-1-1 Call — February 18, 1968

First 911 Call - February 18, 1968

 

  • 1937: Great Britain institutes “9-9-9” as national emergency number
  • 1967: Johnson Commission recommends single nationwide emergency number
  • 1968: ATT selects “9-1-1
  • 1976: First selective routing and Automatic Number Identifier (ANI)
  • 1980: First true Enhanced 9-1-1 (E911) with ANI and Automatic Location Identifiers (ALI)
  • 1984: County Communications E9-1-1 goes online with several cities creating the largest, most sophisticated system in the State
  • 2012: 97.5% of the U.S. population served by E911 services

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