San Francisco Tries to Cut Down on 911 ‘Butt Dials’

Mission Local

With an increase in calls and a shortage of people to answer them, San Francisco’s Department of Emergency Management instituted a new campaign,  Make the Right Call,  aimed at reducing unnecessary — and accidental — 911 dials.

“A large portion are, for lack of a better word, ‘butt dials,’ ’’ said Francis Zamora, the agency’s director of external affairs.

Around 30 percent of all calls to 911 in San Francisco are unintentional.

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