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UPDATE: 911 service restored to southern Arizona agencies

"It can speed up responses," Cody Ashbaugh from Louisville Metro Emergency Services said about...
"It can speed up responses," Cody Ashbaugh from Louisville Metro Emergency Services said about the Smart 911 app. "It's a way to provide pre-arrival information to police, fire, and EMS."(Pexels)
Updated: Jun. 6, 2020 at 8:52 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A service disruption knocked out 911 capabilities at several agencies around southern Arizona on Saturday, June 6.

Agencies in Pima and Santa Cruz counties were without 911 service for about two hours.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Nogales Police Department in Santa Cruz County announced that service had been restored to their 911 systems at about 8:45 a.m.

During the outage, the Northwest Fire District opened all of its stations to make its trucks more visible and advised people to go to the closest station if emergency assistance was needed.

The 911 outage also affected the Oro Valley and University of Arizona police departments, and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department.

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