MCP In the News: Three-Digit Suicide Prevention 'Lifeline' Would Benefit Public-Safety Communications

MCP's Glenn Bischoff recently contributed an article on the FCC's proposal to create a three-digit number—988—for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This proposed three-digit number could improve call volumes in the nation's already overburdened 911 centers and help improve emergency response. 

In the article, Bischoff speaks with MCP client Jim Lake, director of the consolidated 911 center in Charleston County, South Carolina, about the 988 concept, as well as with Jennifer Kirkland, 911 operations administrator for the Vail (Colorado) Public Safety Communications Center. 

Learn more about MCP, Lake's, and Kirkland's input on this topic by reading the Urgent Communications article at this link.