I thought I read somewhere this problem was fixed. SEE STORY HERE
911 call centers do not have any way to know your location if you use your cell phone in an emergency. When people had "land lines" or "home phones" a 911 call immediately showed a location. Not the same with cell phones and in fact, first responders could be sent in the opposite direction. Moral of the story; carry a gun, a medkit and a fire extinguisher at all times.