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Boone County emergency officials receive 210 emergency calls per day, on average. Some of those calls come from people who are in compromising situations and can't speak for themselves.

Often, 911 operators can have a challenging time informing first responders of the callers information, including name, location, and allergies. 

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Missouri lawmakers are seeking to allow new charges on cellphones and wireless devices to help improve the state's 911 system.

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Missouri House members have approved legislation that could lead to new fees to support the state's 911 and poison control networks.