emergency response http://kalw.org en Tonight at 5pm: How does 9-1-1 work in Oakland? http://kalw.org/post/tonight-5pm-how-does-9-1-1-work-oakland <p>"The Race to an Emergency," a special hour-long documentary by&nbsp;KALW&nbsp;News examining the 911 Emergency Response System in Oakland. &nbsp;Reporter Ali&nbsp;Budner&nbsp;and host Martina Castro will trace the path of a 911 call and the response, through dispatchers to emergency responders, and will also talk to residents who feel they can't rely on 911 in neighborhoods where there's more poverty and crime. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:06:14 +0000 Ali Budner 38592 at http://kalw.org Tonight at 5pm: How does 9-1-1 work in Oakland? WEB EXTRA: Documentary film captures story of America's first paramedics http://kalw.org/post/web-extra-documentary-film-captures-story-americas-first-paramedics <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The story behind the country&#39;s real first ambulance system carries themes of race and class. It was created in the late </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Up until then, police would take patients to the hospital in wagons that weren&#39;t equipped with gurneys or medical equipment.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:34:33 +0000 Ali Budner 34171 at http://kalw.org WEB EXTRA: Documentary film captures story of America's first paramedics WEB EXTRA: A brief history of 9-1-1 http://kalw.org/post/web-extra-brief-history-9-1-1 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The coordinated 9-1-1 system has grown up in fits and starts in different parts of the country.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Up until the late </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, you had to dial &ldquo;0&rdquo; or a 7-digit number to reach an emergency switchboard, and those numbers varied city to city.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:29:57 +0000 Ali Budner 34159 at http://kalw.org WEB EXTRA: A brief history of 9-1-1 Update on the Chevron refinery fire with reporter Sean Maher http://kalw.org/post/update-chevron-refinery-fire-reporter-sean-maher <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; ">Last night&rsquo;s fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond put city residents in a state of panic. The fire sent up a huge plume of black smoke, stopping traffic, closing bridges, and shutting down BART stations.</span></p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:11:40 +0000 Hana Baba 14735 at http://kalw.org Update on the Chevron refinery fire with reporter Sean Maher