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An emergency dispatcher in Montgomery County, Md. was put on administrative leave and an inquiry launched after being recorded snoring during a woman’s desperate 911 call, according to a report by NBCWashington.com.
Segments of the April 4 recording can be heard in the report broadcast on Tuesday, in which a panicky woman calls to report that her husband is having trouble breathing.
The initial 911 operator transfers her to a dispatcher, whose job it is to send an ambulance. But after the transfer, the woman is heard saying, “Hello? Hello? Hello?” and getting only silence in return.
The snoring sound of the dispatcher comes through just as the 911 operator contacts a second dispatcher, and it becomes louder as that dispatcher talks the woman through the emergency and gets her address.
Just after the panicked woman says, “Now he’s all blue,” the snore erupts again, and several more times as the second dispatcher speaks to her.
The called went a lil’ somethin like this:
2nd Dispatcher: “Put one hand on his forehand, the other hand underneath his neck and tilt his head back.”
Sleeping Dispatcher: ((Snore))
Caller: “Uh huh.”
“The employee was immediately removed from the floor by his supervisor that night and placed on administrative leave with pay pending the inquiry,” Graham told NBCWashington.com.
In spite of the sleeping employee, the ambulance dispatch was delayed only 30 to 38 seconds, Graham told msnbc.com.
The man who was having trouble breathing was taken to a hospital and recovered, he said.
(Posted on May 23rd, 2012 - By Bossip Staff)