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Old 05-27-2014, 6:04 AM
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I heard a great one last night as I was on the evening treadmill walk listening to NOAA. Keep in mind that we in in late May people but the automated voice stated during the forecast to expect wind chill factors of 120 degrees below zero. I don't know if it was an error or some people at NOAA typing in a joke in the belief that not too many people were listening toward the end of the holiday weekend. That error was removed later. Whether or not it was a computer flub or they got a call from their supervisor telling them that they had their fun now cut it out is unknown but it was amusing.
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Old 05-27-2014, 2:35 PM
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Heard on Santa Clara County Fire Primary. Rig Numbers changed to protect the guilty. Both rigs had just cleared off a MVA call, and (I assume) were sitting at a stoplight.

It's not all that funny in writing, but listening to the guys tone, I was laughing for a good 5 min.

Truck 1: Truck 1, Rescue 2?
Rescue 2: Rescue 2.
Truck 1: Rescue 2, switch to Tac 41.
Rescue 2: 10-4.
Rescue 2 (On Tac 41): Rescue 2 on Tac 41.
Truck 1: You see that girl walking down the street?
Rescue 2: The one with the really short skirt and really low top?
Truck 1: Yah,
Rescue 2: So?
Truck 1: Your married right?
Rescue 2: Yah
Truck 1: Well guess what? Toooooooo Bad!
Battalion 1: Chief 1 to T1 and R2, get the hell back on primary, and stop trying to pick up girls with the rig!
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Old 05-28-2014, 1:18 PM
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^I heard the switch to Tac 41 but was too far to hear the tac. good stuff!
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Old 05-28-2014, 5:28 PM
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I heard a great one last night as I was on the evening treadmill walk listening to NOAA. Keep in mind that we in in late May people but the automated voice stated during the forecast to expect wind chill factors of 120 degrees below zero. I don't know if it was an error or some people at NOAA typing in a joke in the belief that not too many people were listening toward the end of the holiday weekend. That error was removed later. Whether or not it was a computer flub or they got a call from their supervisor telling them that they had their fun now cut it out is unknown but it was amusing.
A few years ago I had the local NOAA tower going in the background because it was August and there were popcorn storms boiling up around. And I heard the following at the top of the hour when they updated the forecast and conditions:

"Rest of today: Partly cloudy with a 50% chance of scattered flurries. Highs in the upper 80s with a heat index near 94..."

Gave me a laugh. It got corrected on the next update. I think somebody still has to physically type these in, soooo...
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:00 AM
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Unhappy Funny thing heard on the scanner

Heard last night on Phoenix metro transportation : "Heavy Set Adult Female Hispanic wearing a backward baseball cap left a bag of human waste on the bus... if you see her on the stop at 19th Ave or 23rd Ave Do Not (let her) Board"

euuughgh! the stuff our bus drivers have to go through...
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:27 AM
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This isn't funny or odd. Kind of sad actually.

The other day I was parked near one of our local casinos (and hotel), listening to their comms. It's quite interesting what you hear when others think you can't hear them. Also had the local police and fire freqs programmed into a favorites list. Had that on as well.

The local PD get a call to go to the scene of a rollover accident at an exit on Interstate XX and County Road XXX. Car took the exit ramp just a little too fast it seems. Officer asks dispatch exactly where car is located. Dispatcher ask why and officer replies that depending on where the car is located, it may not be in his jurisdiction. Dispatcher asks officer to proceed to accident site, and if accident truly is out of their jurisdiction, he could leave when "proper" agency arrives. (Side note; just the way she said "proper" makes me think she was doing air quotes when she said it. You could tell she was peeved at the officer.) Officer proceeds to tell dispatcher that he was on is way, but to be sure to get proper agency on scene as soon as possible.


Now I'm thinking that since it was at the intersection of an interstate and a county road, the responding officer figured that it was either a job for the state police or the county sheriff's department, even though the accident occurred in his city. I also think he was being somewhat of a jerk about the whole thing. Respond to the scene, render whatever assistance you can and later you can worry about who should have responded to the call.
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Old 05-30-2014, 3:56 PM
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Virginia State Police:
Dispatcher: Caller advised a dark Ford Excursion mooned them twice, barked at their dog,blew smoke in their face, and is riding next to them constantly.
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High school principal to school security guard during lunch period: I need you to bring Shannon XXXXXX to the office.
Security Guard: Is Shannon a girl or a boy.
Principal: A boy.
SG: That's clear. I'll bring him to your office shortly.

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Old 05-31-2014, 8:24 AM
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A hospital and an ambulance were talking.

Ambulance said they were bring an 85 year old woman who hit her head. They were bringing her in on basic life support
Hospital: "you can send her in by herself. Put her on her bicycle and send her in."
Ambulance: "copy that. One bicycle ride to xxxx"

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Dispatch: Two vehicle accident no injuries. One is a van that looks like the Mystery Machine

Officer: Looks like what???

Dispatch: You know, that van they always drove around in on Scooby Doo.

Officer: 10-4
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Old 06-09-2014, 6:05 PM
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Default Local sheriff traffic

Background: Deputy responded to a 10-16 call (domestic situation) -

Unit XX: XX to central
Central dispatch: Go ahead
Unit XX: The 10-16 was verbal only, apparently after 72 years of marriage people can get on each other's nerves.
Central dispatch: (dispatcher trying to not laugh) 10-4.
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I heard this one about a week ago and forgot about it until today. I didn't catch the beginning but evidently an officer and an EMS unit had been dispatched to a MVC (motor vehicle collision) with personal injury. When they get on the seen the officer requests animal control. Typically when someone requests animal control the dispatcher wants to know what they have so animal control can bring the right equipment. So the officer replies: "We have both four-legged and two-legged victims, we can't get to the two-legged victim until they take care of the four-legged victim."
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Engine 2 Ladder 1 respond for the possible chimney fire:

"Engine 2 to Fire alarm"
"Go ahead engine 2"
"On scene. We have heavy smoke coming from the....... Uh.........uh............. Heat pipe"
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:57 AM
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"Personal injury"? How about a "none personal injury" Or maybe "an injury"!?
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"Personal injury"? How about a "none personal injury" Or maybe "an injury"!?
Around here all jurisdictions classify motor vehicle collisions as one of three types (in order of escalating importance), property damage only (10-50 PD), personal injury (10-50 PI) or fatality (10-50 F). I was just trying to make it clear for people from areas that don't use these codes. I was also trying to make it clear why an EMS unit was dispatched. So sorry if I confused anyone.
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Old 06-11-2014, 5:29 PM
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Sitting here listening to my local PD to see if they get a call about the couple arguing in the alley a few doors down from my house (btw, they didn't) when an officer gets dispatched to 905 XXX Street. Reason; fireworks. No more than a couple of minutes after that, another officer gets dispatched to 909 XXX Street. Reason; loud music.

I had to chuckle on that one. Could be wrong, but 909 probably had the music up too loud so it would drown out the noise of the fireworks coming from 905.

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Old 06-14-2014, 9:48 PM
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So hubby and I am on way to do our Saturday errands and shopping stopped at the red light intersection in town. We live midTown Phoenix, and let's just say some of the characters you see walking around can be "interesting". We're waiting at the red light and a couple walks past us on the WALK signal- I said to hubby "well take a look at THAT 'glamorous' couple" I'm no snob- these people looked like real Rhodes scholars. Guy in cut-off shirt and tattoos,basketball shorts red and white stripes female in giant faded black t shirt and baggy shorts. Hard to describe but lets say they looked like crooks.

Get done with shopping come home turn on scanner few minutes later exact description of these two geniuses- their complete outfits down to a T given out by dispatch- anyway another male officer on patrol shouted back "I got 'em!"


if you ask what they did lol I am sorry I don't know what they "got 'em" for. Anyway I just thought this was kind of funny...
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In my line of work I've learned what cues to look for when someone is up to no good. My wife hates it when we go out as we drive by someone and I saw what they might be up to or they are intoxicated by how they are acting.
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Old 06-16-2014, 8:14 AM
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The Full Moon on Friday the 13th brought them out, but this came though at 9:30 in the morning:

"(XY&Z) Fire, ISP requesting search and rescue, and go ahead and send ambulance. The naked lady has gone back into the corn field and might need EMS whenever they can find her..."

The corn was only knee-high.
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I heard a dispatcher last week report a caller who wanted Pd dispatched to her residence because her teen daughter was alone at her home with her baby and their was a large spider in the house.
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