Should We Nationalize 9-1-1?

Barry Furey recently wrote an article in the publication “Firehouse”

Barry discusses the current challenges facing 9-1-1 and presents the concept of modeling 9-1-1 after the FAA Air Traffic Control system .

“If we are united in anything, it should be in our desire to attract and maintain an adequately trained force of telecommunicators nationwide, and to equip them with coherent policies and superior technology to assist them in performing their critical life-saving functions. ” Barry Furey

The chart below, from shows average air traffic controller compensation for a few states.