911 http://kalw.org en WEB EXTRA: The map of a 9-1-1 call in Oakland http://kalw.org/post/web-extra-map-9-1-1-call-oakland <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">If you’ve ever picked up the phone to call 9-1-1, you or someone else probably needed help. Badly. And you probably assumed that after dialing those three numbers, help would come screeching around the corner, lights and sirens blaring.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:15:52 +0000 Cal Tabuena-Froli 34178 at http://kalw.org WEB EXTRA: The map of a 9-1-1 call in Oakland "The Race to an Emergency": A KALW News documentary tracing the path of a 9-1-1 call in Oakland http://kalw.org/post/race-emergency-kalw-news-documentary-tracing-path-9-1-1-call-oakland <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’ve ever picked up the phone to call 9-1-1, you or someone else probably needed help. Badly. And you probably assumed that after dialing those three numbers, help would come screeching around the corner, lights and sirens blaring.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Well, the residents of East and West Oakland say that depends on where you live. &nbsp;In this special hour-long&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KALW</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;documentary, “The Race to an Emergency” host Martina Castro and reporter Ali&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Budner</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;trace the path of a 9-1-1 call in Oakland: from the dispatchers to the emergency responders. And they consider how&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">geography</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and demographics figure into a crisis that has been brewing in Oakland for decades.</span></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Click the player to listen to the hour-long documentary. For more information, links to sources, photos and data maps, please visit the documentary website,&nbsp;<a href="http://http://www.theracetoanemergency.org/">TheRaceToAnEmergency.org.</a></em></p><p><strong>Note: </strong>This piece first aired on October 8th, 2013. &nbsp;To see the original post and hear the audio from that airing, click <a href="http://kalw.org/post/race-emergency-kalw-news-documentary-tracing-path-9-1-1-call-oakland-0">HERE</a>. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 01:09:42 +0000 Martina Castro & Ali Budner 34170 at http://kalw.org "The Race to an Emergency": A KALW News documentary tracing the path of a 9-1-1 call in Oakland 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