Fire Groups Back 911 Accuracy Mandates

In a joint letter to the FCC, the Congressional Fire Services Institute, the International Association of Fire Fighters, and the National Volunteer Fire Council and the National Volunteer Fire Council say they support the FCC’s proposed indoor 911 location accuracy rules. In the Oct. 31 letter submitted in PS docket 07-114, the group said, “On behalf of our nation’s frontline fire fighters and emergency medical personnel, we are writing to reaffirm our strong support for the Commission‘s proposed rules to improve wireless location accuracy and proceed quickly with their adoption. As noted in previous comments, the proposed rules vastly improve the ability of first responders to locate indoor calls. We are particularly supportive of incorporating vertical accuracy requirements. While particularly helpful in urban areas with a significant number of multistory buildings, such requirements will reduce response time in any community with multistory structures.

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