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911 Computer Dispatch System Goes Down Amid Series Of High-Profile Failures

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08:  New York City firefighters converge near 1 World Trade Center after a welding incident led to repo
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: New York City firefighters converge near 1 World Trade Center after a welding incident led to reports of a possible fire in the high rise building on the former site of the World Trade Center on August 8, 2012 in New York City. Over 84 firefighters from 26 units responded to the morning reports of a fire in the building. There were no injuries reported in the building which is under construction and currently unoccupied. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Emergency rescuers were forced to take up pencil and paper Monday as the citywide 911 system crashed again, an FDNY spokeswoman confirmed.

The compter-aided dispatch system went down several times, leaving ambulance drivers and first-hand responders searching for addresses that couldn't be pulled up, and hunting down victims' phone numbers that had gone missing, sources told DNAinfo.com.

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