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Old cell phones causing inadvertent calls to RiverCom

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WENATCHEE — Don’t give that old cell phone to your kids.

Especially if it’s still got the battery in it.

Kids hitting 911 from old phones being used as toys is a big reason that inadvertent emergency call volume is high at the RiverCom dispatch Center.

“Everyone of those calls takes our dispatchers’ time,” said Jim Fossey, RiverCom director. “The dispatcher will listen to hear if there is anything in the background that would indicate a problem, they get a…

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