A US Emergency Communications Centre (ECC) recalling how paging performed during the Pentagon attacks:* “From the initial wireless message to notify our police, fire, EMS, county manager and ECC staff, to the recall of all dispatchers, police officers and firefighters, paging has performed flawlessly…...”
* From an article: “Why Public Safety Still Needs Paging?” by Elaine Baugh Walsh
From 7/7 to 9/11, to Hurricane Katrina to the floods in Bavaria, Paging has provided the vital communication tool to ensure that emergency first responders can be alerted and rapidly deployed in critical situations. Now a multi-billion dollar industry, paging was first used in 1956 at Guy’s and St Thomas hospital in London and global standards were introduced in 1984.
A highly innovative industry, paging is supported by a range of players working in unison around the world including network operators, manufacturers, software designers and call centres.
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