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How 9-1-1 Technology Works

April 15, 200925 min
The 9-1-1 emergency system seems pretty straightforward -- you dial 9-1-1 and rescue teams are dispatched. But as the TechStuff guys reveal in this podcast from, there's a lot of technology behind the curtain.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit