The Richmond Police Department’s dispatch center was evacuated for several hours early Thursday morning after a secondary power system began overheating and emitting fumes, a police sergeant said.
Emergency calls from people aboard a plane that crashed at San Francisco International Airport portray a scene of chaos, with passengers begging for help and saying ambulances weren’t coming fast enough.
The company that provides ambulances services for 14 Santa Clara County cities and its unincorporated areas has been put on notice: the county considers it to be in violation of its contract, and is rethinking the arrangement.
Emergency calls to 911 in Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale could soon be handled by a single dispatch center.
Wait times are dropping and more Californians placing 911 cellular telephone calls are getting through to operators.