Wednesday, August 23, 2006

No Showers at the Firehouse?

A fellow dispatcher paged out the "fire dirty crew" instead of duty crew. That went over REALLY well!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Constant Need for Validation

I would just like to make it clear to anyone who may call 911 in the future for some sort of noise disturbance, please do not tell the dispatcher to "listen" and then immediately take the phone away from your ear and point it in the direction of the noise before the dispatcher can protest. The likelihood that the dispatcher will be able to hear the noise is slim and even if the noise can be heard by the dispatcher, this validation that a noise was actually heard will not get the cops there any faster.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

What Goes Up, Must Come Down

If you ever lock yourself out of the house, please use your cellphone to call a locksmith, friend, relative, neighbor, 411, and as a last resort, possibly the police. Do not climb up onto your roof, attempt to get in the house from up there, fail, and then call 911 because you are now stuck on the roof and want the police/fire department to come and get you down. Think about all the extra work you created and time you wasted because once you are down, you will still be locked out of the house!