In an effort to improve response times to emergencies, The Dane County 911 Center Board approved two measures at its meeting yesterday. Live calls will be handled first under a 90-day test program, and dropped calls would be put in queue to be returned at a later time. Right now, those abandoned calls are returned immediately.

Also...911 call-takers will dispatch units closest to a scene, regardless of whether the emergency is in the jurisdiction of the nearest E-M-S or fire department.