9-1-1 legislation to change classification

HALEYVILLE   -  A special cause being promoted by a 9-1-1 dispatcher from New Jersey has been met with much enthusiasm in the city where the nation’s first emergency 9-1-1 call was placed 53 years ago.
James Lockerbie was a special guest at the city of Haleyville’s 9-1-1 festival this past weekend, which not only emphasized that first 9-1-1 call placed in 1968, but also honored all forms of emergency first responders.
Lockerbie’s mission is seeking legislation known as the 9-1-1 Saves Act, to be passed in each state, reclassifying 9-1-1 dispatchers as first responders or a protective service occupation instead of clerical workers.

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