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A 911 Emergency

Rhode Island’s Deadly 911 Flaws

The way Rhode Island handles medical emergencies puts people in harm’s way.

After Serious 911 Mishaps, Rhode Island Will Now Pay for Better Training

Lagging rates of cardiac arrest survival and bystander CPR in Rhode Island could soon improve if lawmakers approve a budget allocating $220,000 to strengthen 911 call taker training.

One Cardiac Arrest. Four 911 Callers. And a Tragic Outcome.

Rhode Island’s 911 operators are unprepared to handle cardiac arrest calls, and Rena Fleury, 45, lost her life.

After Baby’s Death, Rhode Island 911 Operators May Receive Enhanced Training

The governor supports a recommendation from the state police superintendent to have all 34 telecommunicators and eight supervisors in the 911 emergency center certified in emergency medical dispatch.

Doctors, EMS Leaders Call for Changes to Rhode Island’s 911 System

At a legislative hearing, witnesses decried the lack of CPR instructions provided by call takers at the state’s 911 center. Meanwhile, the State Police superintendent pledged to review procedures and training of 911 call takers.

How Rhode Island’s Emergency 911 System Failed Baby Alijah

Rhode Island 911 telecommunicators rarely instruct callers in CPR, doctors and EMS officials say. Better training could save hundreds more cardiac arrest victims per year, experts say.

Rhode Island, Have You Called 911 for a Medical Emergency? Talk to Us.

We’re investigating the state’s 911 emergency system. If you or someone close to you has needed help from 911, we want to know about it, particularly in cases of cardiac arrest.

Head of Rhode Island’s 911 System Is Removed From Post

The move came after The Public’s Radio sought verification of Gregory M. Scungio’s Red Cross certifications, and state police learned that he had been training call takers in CPR without proper certification.

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