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Safety Town students visit BueComm

Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:16 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:21 p.m. CDT

Joel Odell (left) of Princeton and Kaylyn Friel (right) of Tiskilwa practice dialing 911 with lead dispatcher Dawn Porter of BueComm’s Emergency Call Center during a Safety Town 911 Simulation. Safety Town is an annual program sponsored by the Princeton Junior Woman’s Club. Each Safety Town student was given an opportunity to dial 911 on a landline. The students watched a video and participated in activities that taught them the difference between “Sally Cellphone” and “Larry Landline.” They also learned about determining if they had a real emergency, and that it is only OK to call 911 during a real emergency. Students were taught how to stay on the line and speak clearly to BueComm operators. Visit the BueComm website at www.buecomm.org and click on “Public Education” to learn more about Cellphone Sally.

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