911 dispatchers offer tips

DOWNEY - The Joint Powers Communications Center dispatchers celebrated National Public Safety Telecommunications Week this week by encouraging Downey residents to be "911 ready."JPCC dispatchers, which handles more than 24,000 medical and fire calls each year for Downey, Compton, Santa Fe Springs and Vernon, offered the following tips when calling 911: 1.) Know where you are 2.) Don't text 911 3.) Use a landline phone rather than a cell phone when possible 4.) Stay calm and be ready to listen.

********** Published: April 18, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 01