In what year was the first 9-1-1 emergency call made?
On January 12, 1968 AT&T announced their designation of 911 as a universal emergency number at a press conference in the Washington (DC) office of Indiana Rep. Ed Roush, who had championed for Congressional support for “one number.”
In Alabama, Bob Gallagher, president of the independent Alabama Telephone Co. decided he would beat AT&T to the punch and implement 911 first, somewhere within the Alabama Telephone Co. territory.
Just 35 days after AT&T’s announcement of 911, the first-ever 911 call is placed by Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite from Haleyville Alabama City Hall to U.S. Rep. Tom Bevill (Dem.) at the city’s police station at 2 PM on Friday, February 16, 1968.
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