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T-CPR Legislative Status in Alabama

During the 2018 legislative session, we are urging legislators to support efforts to require all 911 telecommunicators that provide dispatch for emergency medical conditions be trained in the delivery of high quality telephone CPR. This is the top priority for the organization during session. We will be hosting a Tele-Town hall March 5th.


If you have someone you would like to invite anyone to the Tele-Town hall, please email

Please sign the Alabama Telephone CPR petition and share the link on social media and with family, friends and volunteers. We are working to ensure all 911 dispatchers in Alabama are trained and able to help callers perform CPR when needed. We are asking staff and volunteers to sign the petition to let our legislators know we care about this issue.  

Did you know? The first 9-1-1 call made in the United State happened in Haleyville, Alabama! On February 16, 1968, Senator Rankin Fite completed that first call. The serving telephone company was then Alabama Telephone Company. This Haleyville 9-1-1 system is still in operation today. Read more here.

Another follow-up article from Yellow Hammer News: {Who knew? 9-1-1 calls originated in Alabama and here's why those numbers were picked}

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