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Woman Asks 911 to Send 'Cutie Pie' Deputy

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Go-24

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LOL, seen this on the news last night.

Shes going to be fined and potentially do as much as a year in jail for misusage of 911 facilities. Both overkill IMO, but funny none-the-less.
 

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LOL. that is too funny man. Unbelievable the stories that are out there.
Thanks for sharing that Bill.
Take care
 

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Reminds of one of our local frequent calls. She reported to 911 her dog Brandon fell in the river and was drowning and even though she could'nt swim she was going in after him. Fire,police and ambulance all rushed to find out she just wanted a big hug. The cop said"Well she has only one tooth, and the smell almost knocked me over, no hug given" LOL
 

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Well, she stated it wasn't an emergency. Why the arrest and punishment? Just transfer her to the non-emergency line.:roll:
They do have one don't they?

Everyday I hear dispatches for calls that clearly aren't emergencies.

Pinched nerve? Nope, not an emergency but they send an ambulance anyways. At least that call was somewhat medical in nature. I've heard worse.
 

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From the phone call that they played on the news here the other night, she originally told the calltaker that she did have an emergency. When asked what the emergency was, she told the calltaker of what she really wanted. The truth then came out.

I don't think personally that transferring her to the non-emergency line would have made a bit of difference. If she would have to wait on hold or something, I almost bet that she would have called 911 again for faster response.

I think that her being cited and the consquences may avert other people from doing the same thing. There is too many people out there calling 911 for crap and it delays the people that really have an emergency from getting through timely when a calltaker is dealing with someone like this.

Just my 2 cents on this.
 

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freqhopping said:
Well, she stated it wasn't an emergency. Why the arrest and punishment? Just transfer her to the non-emergency line.:roll:
They do have one don't they?.
Why would they transfer her to another line. A transfer to court was the only appropriate action.
 

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We get calls like that all the time at the 911 center. Its amazing what people come up with it makes you think how they go about there everyday life.
 

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I can understand a hefty fine but jail time is overboard. Jails are crowded enough, save the jails for the serious crimes and fine the heck out of the women.
 

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She must have been fat and ugly because had she been hot.........it would have been a scene right out of a porno movie.

" Officer, isn't there a way we can deal with this internally?" Cue 70's porno music.

"Maybe I can lodge my complaint orally?"
 

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Freqhopping wrote:

Well, she stated it wasn't an emergency. Why the arrest and punishment? Just transfer her to the non-emergency line.
They do have one don't they?
After 16 years as a 9-1-1 dispatcher I can tell you that the most useless button on the 9-1-1 console is the 'Non-Emergency' transfer button. As soon as you transfer the caller to it they hang up and call right back via 9-1-1, usually more irate or upset than they were when they originally dialed 9-1-1 for their non-emergent situation. It's intent was to keep the 9-1-1 lines clear but it doesn't.

As for the arrest/punishment 9-1-1 was developed for life-threatening emergencies only and anyone who insists on using it for non-emergencies should be punished to some degree.

Unfortunately the major users of 9-1-1, adults, don't seem to have a clue as to what 9-1-1 is or how it works. I teach fire safety/prevention to the K-thru-4th grade students at the elementary schools during Fire Prevention Week and also to pre-schoolers in Safety Town each summer. I start all my presentations by asking the kids if they know how to get help if they need PD/FD/EMS services. Even the pre-schoolers can tell me that they can get help by dialing 9-1-1. I then tell them how 9-1-1 works, when to dial 9-1-1, and that even if they're too scared to talk to me I'll still send help. I then do the rest of my fire safety presentation. In all the years I've been doing these presentations to the kids I'll always get 1 or 2 teachers coming up to me afterwards saying that they never knew this or that regarding 9-1-1.

This lady used 9-1-1 improperly and is now being punished for it but there is also a flip side to the proper use of 9-1-1. Several years ago I took a 9-1-1 call from a lady requesting an ambulance for her elderly mother. I forget the medical emergency but before disconnecting the call I confirmed her name, address, and telephone number, just as we're trained to do. Several hours later the lady called back on the non-emergency line demanding to know how we knew her personal information (guess she never heard of Call-Waiting either). We informed her how the 9-1-1 system works and that the personal information that is displayed on our screens will show us where to go if there is no response on the other end of the line. Well she didn't like that at all and before she hung up informed us that she would be suing the department for invasion of privacy. Obviously it never went to court, I seriously doubt she ever even talked to a lawyer, but it does show that we need better 9-1-1 education for the general public, not just our kids.

I'll tell you this.....9-1-1 never makes for a dull shift! :D
 
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I live in Fairfield (SC) County, just over the line from Chester County, where the local telephone company is. Several years back the phone company had just installed a 9-1-1 system where, according where you called from, would route the call to the proper dispatch system. I was returning from out of town and was only a half mile from home when I saw the cab of an 18-wheeler stopped in the road with smoke and flames welling up from the back of the cab. On a parallel road you could see the local volunteer fire station, of which I had formerly been a member of but had to resign due to a back injury. As I was so close to home, I rushed there to call 9-1-1. After 2 rings the line went dead, so I called the operator and specified I needed FAIRFIELD 9-1-1. The conversation went like this:
Me: "Operator, I need Fairfield 9-1-1."
Operator: "I'm sorry, that's a private number."
Me: "What do you mean it's a private number? I need 9-1-1 to report a truck on fire i
in the middle of the road!"
Operator: "I told you, that's a private number."
Me: "Well then, connect me to the (Fairfield) Sheriff's Department." (Where the
dispatch center was then located).
Operator: "The number is 635-.."
Me: (Cutting her off) "Don't tell me the number, just connect me!!"

After all this, I called the manager of the phone company, and we had a conversation. He stated he would straighten things out and call me back shortly; 30 minutes later he did. He asked me to call 9-1-1 again to see if the call went through correctly, which it did. He had told me to tell the dispatcher that I was making a phone check of the 9-1-1- system, which I did. Everything has worked right since.
 
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