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A&E's 'Panic 9-1-1' to feature Washington County 911 center

August 28, 2013
  • An episode of A&E Network's "Panic 9-1-1" featuring Washington County's Emergency Communications Center will air at 10 p.m. Thursday.
An episode of A&E Network's "Panic 9-1-1"  featuring Washington County's Emergency Communications Center will air at 10 p.m. Thursday.

The Emergency Communications Center of the Washington County Division of Emergency Services will be featured Thursday on A&E Network’s “Panic 9-1-1” television show.

The episode entitled “Get Out of the Van and Run” will air at 10 p.m on the cable channel.

The segment highlights an Oct. 5, 2011, call received by Michael Shifler and how his quick thinking assisted the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in taking a suspect into custody, according to a county news release.

Several members of the communications center and sheriff’s office are on the show.

“Panic 9-1-1” features audio from real and urgent 911 calls between emergency dispatchers and callers.

More than half a million 911 calls are made every day in the United States, and in many situations, the dispatcher is the caller’s only link to safety, the release said.

A few behind-the-scenes photos of the “Panic 9-1-1” taping can be seen on the county’s Facebook page at WashingtonCountyMD.

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Additional information can be obtained by contacting James Jenkins, county public relations and community affairs manager, at 240-313-2384.

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