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You really should....

You really should learn and understand what you're talking about BEFORE you open your mouth.

When a call comes in to the 9-1-1 center, EMS is paged out IMMEDIATELY if there is even a suspicion that the call involves someone who is sick and/or injured. The calltaker in this case was NOT working the EMS channel, so NO, you would NOT have heard her dispatching EMS. She'd already sent the call over for EMS and Law to be dispatched. What you hear is her trying to get as much information about this rapidly-changing call as she could. EMS and Law were already en route from the moment she was told that someone was trying to kill themself.

She was NOT being "ignorant". An ambulance and officers were ALREADY HEADING TOWARDS THE SCENE. At that point, she was trying to gather as much information about the suspect as possible. Why? So that responding officers could be looking for the suspect on their way to the scene.

Being a 9-1-1 dispatcher is one of the most stressful jobs on the planet. Nobody ever calls 9-1-1 because they're having a *good* day. I'll wager the average person can't put up with the level of stress that dispatchers encounter each time they answer the phone. Add to that the fact that people working in the 9-1-1 center not only take calls but also dispatch them - frequently at the same time. A dispatcher can be on the phone taking a 9-1-1 call while simultaneously having to dispatch traffic on whatever channel they are working. Juggling those two things without letting either suffer is a balancing act that few are able to do.

I daresay that YOU, Guest111, could NOT do this job. The fact that you've thrown in the towel and concluded defeat for the dispatcher means that you have demonstrated an appalling lack of ability to stick around when the going gets tough. Good thing this dispatcher didn't suffer from the same disease that makes you so weakly yellow.


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