Saturday, June 09, 2007

Food Emergency

Check out this 911 call.

1 comment:

  1. "..some callers do not have a very good grasp of what constitutes an emergency."

    This is very, very true. When I was a dispatcher, we took calls from a lady who wanted us to "send the nice firemen over to turn on her air conditioner."

    We also had several parents call wanting officers to force their kids to get out of bed and go to school.

    A dispatcher got fired out in California for dealing with such a situation improperly:

    Caller: "Yes, 911? My daughter is completely misbehaving. She won't get dressed, we're running late, she refuses to eat her breakfast. Can you send an officer over to tell her to get ready?"

    Dispatcher: "Umm, no."

    Caller: "Well, she's throwing a big fit, and won't eat her breakfast."

    Dispatcher: "Well, ma'am, would you like us to come over and shoot her?"


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