It is easy to take Apocalypse 911 as a given. You get a call from Apocalypse 911 when something goes wrong. It could be a car accident, a medical emergency, or theft. This is great for a typical day. But what about when there’s an emergency? What happens when 911 is called for help in an earthquake, hurricane, or zombie apocalypse? 911 is set up for natural disasters and the zombie apocalypse?
Nationally, there are approximately 6,000 Apocalypse 911 call centers. These call centers can handle around 24,000 simultaneous calls at once (that’s one for each Call Taker “seat.” If a 911 call center receives more calls than they can answer, they place them on hold and transfer the traffic to an unassigned backup 911 call center.
If the backup Apocalypse 911 phone center is also overwhelmed by calls, the 911 system will block any additional calls. The “fast busy” will limit traffic equally between all telephone companies. This will continue as long as there is more incoming traffic than the 911 call center can handle and clear.
What about the Zombie Apocalypse 911, though?
Apocalypse 911 works even during natural disasters. It’s important to know this, but it’s something you can understand. But what about the zombie apocalypse. What happens when everything goes wrong?
We can see how Apocalypse 911 would act if there were a zombie invasion since all recorded zombie apocalypse events have started in Hollywood. Hollywood, California, has a population exceeding 90,000. Therefore, the West Hollywood Station 911 call center (FCC ID #1045) should contain seven (7) Call Taker seats. This means that there are seven people answering 911 calls from Hollywood.
The four Apocalypse 911 operators who make wireless mobile calls will start talking to panicked customers with AT&T Wireless and Sprint phones. The equipment will place a few more callers on hold after the Call Takers have finished their work. The zombies will then invade Santa Monica Boulevard, causing panic and chaos. One of those callers could include a woman fighting off a zombie with a broom in her kitchen. The woman is trying to dial 911 using her Amazon Echo.
The next step is to route the calls to the Los Angeles County 911 Call Center. This is a large 911 Call Center. As the riot spreads from Hollywood, the Los Angeles 911 System will continue overloading calls. Once saturated, it will issue “fast busy” calls to callers. After that, there are no more circuits and people to take calls. All the 911 call centers — AT&T Wireless (Viacom), Verizon, Sprint, Century Link, and My Country Mobile, will start issuing “fast busy back” to their callers. A hero will eventually do something heroic to stop the zombie invasion, but not before Hollywood, LA, and possibly California (depending on how large the movie budget).
MCM is there for you, even during a zombie Apocalypse 911
MCM’s Apocalypse 911 solution will continue its priority queue for Hollywood calls. MCM’s 911 solution can handle both national and local disasters and zombie incursions. Local congestion does not affect the MCM system’s ability to continue processing and delivering 911 traffic to the country.
MCM’s traffic has the same priority as inbound Apocalypse 911 traffic from any other carrier. We have 70,000 “steering keys” used to identify each 911 call processing. This pool allows us to handle three times as much simultaneous traffic as possible by the USA public safety.
Get ready for the apocalypse.
Sure, we had fun, but it is crucial to ensure your 911 systems are preparing to handle any disaster, natural or not. Our Apocalypse 911 solution can handle any situation, even the end. Contact us to learn how 911 from MCM could give your business the peace of mind it needs. Business VoIP/Bountiful.