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Wildfires Gave Reverse 911 Its First Test

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Wildfires Gave Reverse 911 Its First Test

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Wildfires Gave Reverse 911 Its First Test

Wildfires Gave Reverse 911 Its First Test

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The Reverse 911 communication system was given the lion's share of credit for successful and fatality free evacuations from San Diego County's wildfires a month ago. But the program may not have been as effective as previously thought.

Andrew Phelps of KPBS reports.