The Christmas Day bombing resulted in major disruptions to 911 call centers across Tennessee. One year later, here’s how the network has changed.
On Christmas morning, Hannah Bleam reached out to Nashville officials to offer help after learning about the explosion.
WPLN News has obtained audio from several 911 calls, which help to clarify the timeline of the Christmas morning bombing in downtown Nashville. The first comes at 5:26 am, from a man inside a 2nd Avenue apartment. He reports gunfire that seems to be taking place in his own building. But minutes later, a nearby […]
Updated 10:00 p.m. Central Time Law enforcement agencies around Nashville and as far away as Knox County and Kentucky, reported their 911 lines were down, though some are back up. Most flights out of Nashville International Airport are taking off again after departures were suspended. And hospitals report having difficulty making or receiving calls.
42 seconds. That’s how long it took for a Metro dispatcher to realize a police officer had been sent to the wrong Waffle House on Murfreesboro Pike on April 22, 2018. Moments earlier, authorities say, 29-year-old Travis Reinking had ambushed the restaurant with an AR-15, killing four late-night diners inside.
The state agency that oversees emergency communications is upgrading to what’s known as Next Generation 911. A bi-product is a sophisticated map that is now going to be shared with other parts of state government.