According to Admiral Barnett, who serves as director of the Find Me 911 Coalition, it is difficult to obtain national data on the problem but his group plans to release data for several cities and states similar to CalNENA’s. “Some have tried to blame the 911 operators, but that is a diversion from the impact of these data, and it is not fair to the 911 professionals,” Admiral Barnett said in a statement. “This cannot simply be chalked up to 'rebidding' to request location information again during the call. A 911 operator shouldn't have to wait and rebid and wait and rebid to hope they eventually get accurate location information.”
Admiral Barnett said his group is not looking to place blame, but rather pushing to expand existing rules to include more accurate location technology to help 911 operators locate wireless callers even in a skyscraper. “Someone needs to fix this stuff,” he added.