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Staunton Launches Next Generation 911 Services

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NG9-1-1 system at Staunton Emergency Center NG9-1-1 system at Staunton Emergency Center
STAUNTON, Va. (WVIR) -

Staunton's 911 system is now among the most advanced in the state.

The city's Emergency Communication Center has launched Next Generation 9-1-1. The all digital platform replaces the traditional system to get callers through faster.

Dispatchers can transfer calls to any call center in Virginia with the NG9-1-1 system, and in six months people will be able to text 9-1-1.

The city's chief technology officer says NG9-1-1 reduced call setup time by three seconds, which can be the difference between life and death.

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