How does the enhanced 9-1-1 system work?

In an emergency situation, the citizen places a call to 911; (same as with pre-basic)

A Sheriff's Office telecommunicator will take the call, this time the call is coming in on dedicated 911 lines to the enhanced system.

As soon as the phone rings and is answered by the telecommunicator, the caller's information shows up on their computer screen. (Name, Address, Phone Number, and which Police, Fire, or Ambulance agency needs to be sent to respond to the call).

The citizen will still have to tell the telecommunicator the nature of the call, but if the call is lost the information stays on the computer screen until the telecommunicator clears the call. The new systems also have the ability to automatically ring back the caller on hang-up, lock the line open for tracing, and the ability to transfer callers to other agencies or telephone numbers at the push of a button.

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1. How does the pre-basic 9-1-1 system work?
2. How does the enhanced 9-1-1 system work?