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Maryland launches statewide text-to-911 service [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Effective Thursday, August 20, 9-1-1 call centers across Maryland will begin accepting text messages via text-to-911 service. Customers of the three major wireless carriers (AT&T, former Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon) who are enrolled in their carriers’ text messaging and/or data plan can send text messages to 9-1-1 in an emergency when they are unable to place a phone call. …


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Good Samaritans donate 70 boxed meals to 911 call center

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday recognized a pair of local Good Samaritans who donated meals to local heroes. “(Today, we) recognize Debbie Stephis Schillinger and Darren Schillinger for their generosity in donating 70 boxed meals to the 911 Call Center,” said Councilman Marks. “The Schillingers used their stimulus check to buy these meals from Kingsville Station for …


Baltimore County 911 Center is hiring

NOTTINGHAM, MD – For those residents who enjoy helping others and serving the community, Baltimore County’s 911 Center is hiring Emergency Communications Technicians. The 911 Center is staffed by civilian personnel and is a separate agency from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Fire Department. All new employees join the 911 Center as Emergency Communications Technician Trainees (ECT-T). …