Bloomberg unveils upgraded 911 center

Mayor Michael Bloomberg today unveiled a new 911 call center where calls for police, fire and EMS assistance can be taken in a coordinated fashion.Bloomberg

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Mayor Michael Bloomberg today unveiled a new 911 call center where calls for police, fire and EMS assistance can be taken in a coordinated fashion.

Bloomberg said the technology at the new center updates an antiquated system that will now allow first responders to locate a person calling by cell phone, among other upgrades.

The new 911 center cost the city $680 million.

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