Supes get earful about mounting 911 dispatch crisis – SFGate

SFGate Supes get earful about mounting 911 dispatch crisisSFGateIncreased 911 call volume coupled with a dwindling staff has led to a crisis for San Francisco emergency dispatch with response times lagging and many calls during high volume periods going unanswered. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ public …911 dispatchers in SF tell supervisors they’re overworked, understaffedKTVU… Continue reading Supes get earful about mounting 911 dispatch crisis – SFGate

Blotter: Bitter neighbor battles, rooster commotion, cat dials 911 – Appleton Post Crescent

Appleton Post Crescent Blotter: Bitter neighbor battles, rooster commotion, cat dials 911Appleton Post CrescentHOLD THE MAYO: A woman who had a cellphone in her back pocket inadvertently activated the emergency call feature and dispatchers heard her order a chicken teriyaki on wheat bread with pepper jack cheese. A dispatcher called the woman’s phone and … Click… Continue reading Blotter: Bitter neighbor battles, rooster commotion, cat dials 911 – Appleton Post Crescent

Life as I Know It: The dream state alarm clock – Traverse City Record Eagle

Traverse City Record Eagle Life as I Know It: The dream state alarm clockTraverse City Record EagleEventually, as the dream continued, the emergency dispatcher was contacted, but as it was a deep-sleep dream, the conversation was virtually impossible and extremely frustrating. The next thing I recall, we are all standing and shivering in our pajamas… Continue reading Life as I Know It: The dream state alarm clock – Traverse City Record Eagle

About Utah: ‘Thank you for not giving up on me’ – Deseret News

Deseret News About Utah: ‘Thank you for not giving up on me’Deseret NewsThat’s what he told the Utah Transit Authority emergency dispatcher after the 911 operator quickly patched him through. He described in exacting detail what his friend looked like, what she’d told him, what kind of condition she was in, that he was …… Continue reading About Utah: ‘Thank you for not giving up on me’ – Deseret News

10000 911 calls go unanswered in St. Joseph County last year – South Bend Tribune

South Bend Tribune 10000 911 calls go unanswered in St. Joseph County last yearSouth Bend Tribune"The problem is that this is still happening every day," Clayton, a dispatcher, said. "We don’t want people to call 911 and think, ‘Are they going to answer this time?’ We want to get people the help they need in… Continue reading 10000 911 calls go unanswered in St. Joseph County last year – South Bend Tribune

Utility pole falls in Holyoke knocking wires down, road closures – Western Mass News – WGGB/WSHM – WESTERNMASSNEWS.com

Utility pole falls in Holyoke knocking wires down, road closures – Western Mass News – WGGB/WSHMWESTERNMASSNEWS.comThe Holyoke Gas & Electric emergency dispatcher could only confirm with Western Mass News, that they have a crew on the scene working on the situation right now. No word how many people are without electricity though or when repairs… Continue reading Utility pole falls in Holyoke knocking wires down, road closures – Western Mass News – WGGB/WSHM – WESTERNMASSNEWS.com

Three kayakers safe in Harborcreek Township water rescue – GoErie.com

Three kayakers safe in Harborcreek Township water rescueGoErie.comHowever, the three kayakers involved were all safely accounted for as of 3:20 p.m., according to an East Erie County Emergency Communications Center dispatcher. Initial reports from emergency dispatchers indicated that an overturned kayak was reported, … Click here to read the complete article Find more news like –… Continue reading Three kayakers safe in Harborcreek Township water rescue – GoErie.com