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Dialing 9-1-1 is a new innovation (at least in the sense of the scope of human history), but the need for emergency services goes back to the earliest settlements. How did a pre-modern civilization call for help when there were no phone lines?

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"#133: How Did You Call the Police Before the Phone Was Invented?" History on the Net
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