Recent Reports Show Antiquated Phone System Contributed to Slower Response to LAX Shooting
SACRAMENTO – Amid recent reports that police could not immediately respond to the shooting last November at Los Angeles International Airport because the emergency phone system could not provide a location, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) has announced that he is going to push for reconsideration of Assembly Bill 911, a bill he authored last to require system upgrades to help reduce response time.
"Currently, most emergency calls placed from a phone in a large facility such as an airport, school campus, hospital, or court house, cannot provide specific location of where the call actually originated. This means that operators are unable to immediately direct where first responders should go," said Bloom. "This lack of information significantly delays emergency response as was the case at LAX last November."