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RAY BAUM’s Act and state laws are in place to correct the situation in which first responders arrive at an address, discover a sprawling campus or large multi-story building, and panic sets in because they don’t know where to begin looking for the 911 caller. In a previous No Jitter article, Implementing E911 On-prem: Goals, Issues, Approaches, my colleague Dennis Bell provides an excellent introduction and overview regarding the preparations and considerations for complying with this recent legislation. My article focuses specifically on providing the critical dispatchable location information required by RAY BAUM’s Act and other similar legislation.

Dispatchable Location

With a 911 call, a dispatchable location connects to the public safety answering point (PSAP)—and consists of the calling party’s validated street address, suite number, apartment, or similar information necessary to identify the calling party’s location adequately…