Local May 31, 2014 | 10:59 am

National emergency service inaugurated in Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.– The National Emergency Service and Safety System (911) was officially inaugrated Friday night by Dominican president Danilo Medina as part of a modern and efficient program designed to protect and serve the population.

Medina headed ribbon cutting to open the new 911 Emergency System, whose headquarters are located on Abraham Lincoln Av. He was accompanied by First Lady Candida Montilla, representatives of 15 institutions involved in the system, government officials and other personalities.

According to Presidency chief of staff Gustavo Montalvo, 911 is much more than an emergency response number, "it’s the start of a change in culture in public service, to make it reliable, modern, and efficient and for all."

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