El Seibo, Hato Mayor and San José de Ocoa added to the 911 Emergency System


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Feb 20, 2019

People in the eastern provinces of Hato Mayor and El Seibo can now benefit from the 911 National Emergency Attention and Security System services. An estimated 177,000 inhabitants will benefit. With Hato Mayor and El Seibo, the 911 Emergency System has a 91% national coverage. It is present in 109 municipalities in 24 of 32 provinces and the National District. The service began on Thursday, 26 November 2020.

“The Dominican Government is committed to creating the conditions to improve citizens’ quality of life throughout the national territory and the expansion of 9-1-1 is an important step in that direction,” said Minister of the Presidency Lisandro Macarrulla.

The official said that the mission is to bring emergency services closer to the population so that moments of anguish and despair in cases where life is in danger are a thing of the past and so that health and safety are a right for...

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Mar 22, 2020
A few years ago a friend from the D.R. visited family in New York. One day a local jackass started with the catcalls and then verbal harassment. She was able to give him the slip but it left her upset. I told her that if it happens again just duck into a store and call 911. Her response: "You have 911 here"?