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Kari’s Law Makes it Faster and Easier to call 911 from a Hotel or Office

Kari’s Law Makes it Faster and Easier to call 911 from a Hotel or Office

In 2015, the state of Texas passed “Kari’s Law” mandating that businesses with multiple line telephone systems (MLTS) allow callers to dial 911 directly, instead of having to include an additional number or code. On many MLTS systems (often found in hotels and offices) callers have to dial an additional number, often “9,” to get an outside line to make a standard phone call, so a 911 call would require the caller to dial “9-911.”

The Alertus Seminar Series Lands at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport

The Alertus Seminar Series stopped in Pennsylvania for another day of emergency preparedness best practices sharing among emergency and law enforcement professionals. Hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport on Friday, May 12, the interactive session featured a special FBI presentation on managing active shooter situations. Attendees had the opportunity to view "The Coming Storm,” an FBI film that draws from real-life active-shooter incidents and depicts the issues and incidents faced by law enforcement, paramedics, fire, other first responders and victims.

Check out the video to see more highlights of the seminar that also included a tech demo of the Alertus Emergency Notification System.

Alertus would like to thank the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport and all of the attendees for making the event a success.

The next Alertus Seminar takes place Friday, June 15th at Tarrant County College in Ft. Worth, Texas. Click here to learn more and register.

To view the 2017 Alertus Seminar Series schedule of events visit

Additionally, if you’re an Alertus customer and interested in hosting an event, please contact Caroline Kilday at