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Missouri officials organize group to expand 911 service

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 | 6:54 a.m. CST; updated 8:50 a.m. CST, Tuesday, November 17, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri emergency management officials have created a statewide organization that will promote efforts to improve 911 coverage in the state.

Local 911 directors intend to push for a fee on wireless and Internet-based telephone service that will be used to improve 911 service. Attempts to approve that fee have failed for several years, but emergency officials hope that organizing their efforts through a newly created Missouri 911 Directors Association will help.

The directors want to get support from local officials and present state lawmakers with draft legislation that would set up a fee. They also plan to work with wireless phone carriers.

 


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