Do you teach your kids?
I waited on a 911 operator last night. I said offhandedly that she must have some stories. She told me that nowadays (yes, I am old enough to say that, I remember when they invented 911.) No one knows what it's used for.
That people call her and ask for directions and to be transferred to the courthouse.
Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:21 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:26 AM on Jul. 2, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:14 AM on Jul. 2, 2010
Answer by mommy11260 at 10:15 AM on Jul. 2, 2010
Yes and Yes. I have had to call 911 three times. One was for reporting domestic violence (at the neighbor's request), another was for reporting domestic violence and a violation of a TPO that I witnessed and the third was when I went to the Sheriff's Office to report my wallet was stolen, the central office told me to go to the payphone, dial 911 and tell them that I needed an officer. I never understood that one, because the Central control could have dispatched that themselves.
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:18 AM on Jul. 2, 2010
Where I live you cant call the police directly. So when we were reporting someone stealing credit card numbers they told us to call 911 to have an officer come out...They said not to come in....it was STUPID
and Animal control AFTER hours, they told me to call 911 for a kitten we found outside at night in the winter....seriously 911!
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:21 AM on Jul. 2, 2010
I would never call 911 for anything less then life threatening.
We have 311 here for non-emergency police stuff. I've had to call them before to complain about noisy neighbors and stuff.
The only time I remember having to call 911 was when I was a kid (my mom actually called) because a neighbor boy accidentally put his arm through a glass door and was bleeding all over and going into shock (he was like 10). And a few years ago we were driving down a busy street and traffic was all backed up because a pedestrian had been hit by a car and was lying in the middle of the street. People were trying to direct mid-day traffic around him (3 lanes of traffic being diverted into oncoming lanes no less) and there was no ambulance coming even though the closest firehouse was just blocks away. I'm sure they got a lot of calls on that.
Answer by justanotherjen at 10:53 AM on Jul. 2, 2010
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Answer by stacymomof2 at 12:57 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
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