Tulsa officials encourage voters to approve E-911 funding

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 10:17 am
By: News On 6

New technology will help emergency crews respond to cell phone 911 calls faster, if Tulsa County voters agree to pay for it. It's called enhanced 911 or E-911.

The technology will give dispatchers an exact location on callers using cell phones. That means emergency crews can respond faster, without waiting for the caller to give directions.

Tulsa Mayor Bill LaFortune: “to be able to locate them is going to save lives, result in fewer victims of crime."

It will cost 50 cents a month for each cell phone, that's $6 a year. Tulsa County voters will decide December 13th.