_News Talk 770
A city pilot project has been launched to make it easier to for emergency personnel to pinpoint emergency cellphone call locations along park pathways. 175 fluorescent yellow diamond markers will be installed every kilometer along the busiest paths to start with. If the caller gives the coordinates on the nearest marker to 9-1-1 operators, it will shorten rescue times by eliminating guesswork. A number with letters indicating what area they're in, such as BW for the Bow River, EW for the Elbow River and FC for Fish Creek will be printed on each of the markers.
Nina Vaughn, in charge of the 9-1-1 system says it should get help to the injured person in a timely manner because it is difficult to get proper coordinates by cellphone location alone.
The cost of the project is $7000.