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Funny/Odd things heard on the scanner

bravo14

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This was back in the 90's
Dispatch pages a EMS unit out. Than Disp comes along and says Rescue xx responding to a call regarding to injuries from a fart.......... Nothing heard for a few mints after that.
 

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"Units in the vicinity of (xxx) observe for a white male, black shirt, black shorts, black hat, black shoes, subject attempted to steal a box of al fredo sauce from Pizza Hut. Subject walking north from that location.":ROFLMAO:
 

NWI_Scanner_Guy

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I work the overnight shift at a hotel and pretty much always have my scanner on. Last night, the local police got a call to a neighboring hotel to respond to a male running naked through the parking lot harassing its guests. o_O
 

MississippiPI

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I heard JPD (Jackson Police Dept) dispatching that there were a couple of alligators on the highway, she advised she would send animal control and contact wildlife, park and fisheries...OMG you'all it was tires that had come off some trucks, those type of alligators..Not the real ones...It was funny but sad..

Be Safe
 

krokus

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I heard JPD (Jackson Police Dept) dispatching that there were a couple of alligators on the highway, she advised she would send animal control and contact wildlife, park and fisheries...OMG you'all it was tires that had come off some trucks, those type of alligators..Not the real ones...It was funny but sad..

Be Safe
If that was in Mississippi, it would be a reasonable thing to hear of a gator on a road. Jackson, Michigan, would be a different thing. :)

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Are they putting smoke in the sewer pipes themselves or the storm sewer? Because one is not like the other. Plus, how on earth does smoke get past the water trap?

Oh, maybe it's going up through the vent on the houses.

The smoke could be coming out of floor drains too. Even though the floor drains have traps, It isn't uncommon for them to dry our and allow sewer gases to get by. Now days, trap primers are installed on certain fixtures to spit a little water into the trap to keep them full and working properly.
 

zapman987

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The smoke could be coming out of floor drains too. Even though the floor drains have traps, It isn't uncommon for them to dry our and allow sewer gases to get by. Now days, trap primers are installed on certain fixtures to spit a little water into the trap to keep them full and working properly.
FD isnt, Public Works/Sewer Dept is. Its common for leak testing.

Its not suppose to get past water traps, but some houses have leaking sewer pipes or dry traps. Also as bharvey2 said, floor drains also.
 

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Local 911 Dispatcher gave out a good call last night. Paged out one of the County's VFD for a Brush Fire that was in the "AIR" at such and such location. Would have loved to see video of that.
 

N1GAW

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Listening to med helo at landing zone tonight, and a small fire department who set up LZ and providing comms to the helo...

Med Helo: Can we get a weight estimate please?
Fire Dept : No wait time patient is in the ambulance behind you
Med Helo: Patient weight
Fire Dept : No wait time on scene
Med Helo: How much do they weigh not asking about delay
Fire Dept : Oh, wait we will check
 

Mike_G_D

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Just heard - CHP Border division - outhouse in number one lane and several people got out to use the outhouse! Did a double take on that one! Then heard unit come back asking "Did you say people stopped to use the outhouse?" Dispatch came back and responded "That's affirm!".

Desperate times, desperate measures, I guess, buuutt...?

Bet somebody's going to raise a stink about that one!
 
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