Now this is a seriously good idea Schneier on Security: Sending Photos to 911 Operators. I would have thought not just for crime but also for ambulance and fire service calls. I wonder when the UK will get this.
On the other hand I wonder if we have this already. We have so many CCTV cameras, maybe since they cover most of the cities they could be reused for this. For example if you think you need an ambulance then go outside and wave at the nearest cctv camera demonstrating which bit of you don’t work.