The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) today launched its Emergency 911 (E911) service at the Fort Young Hotel.
The E911 service is a Universal Service Fund Project, in collaboration with the Government of Dominica and is an integrated 911 system for emergency calls to the police, fire and ambulance services.
Chairman of the NTRC, Curtis Winston, says this system will have significant impact on the quality of lives of citizens.
Cable & Wireless was awarded the contract of the E911 Emergency Response Solution and the company's Marketing Manager, Kareem Guiste, says the solution being implemented here is testament to the fact that Dominica is moving quickly to becoming an ICT developed state.
Meanwhile ICT Minister, Kelver Darroux, says the E911 service will seek to significantly reduce time taken to respond to emergencies.
The National Emergency Response Center cost to the tune of 1.8M dollars.
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