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Md. Dispatcher Snores During 911 Call

May 24, 2012  | 

Screenshot: NBC News
Screenshot: NBC News

A Montgomery County, Md., emergency dispatcher could be heard snoring while a frantic woman tried to get help with her husband who was turning blue, reports NBC News.

Just after midnight on April 4, the woman called 911 and was connected to the dispatcher. Only snores were returned to the woman's hellos. A county assistant fire chief confirmed the snoring dispatcher was 17 hours into a 24-hour shift.

NBC News has a video news report on the incident here.

Tags: Dispatchers, 911 Calls


Comments (5)

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Mark @ 5/24/2012 6:09 PM

Ut oh...lawsuit. Hope the husband is okay....for the sake of the dispatcher.

Jake @ 5/25/2012 7:39 AM

It's not the dispatchers fault. That's a Supervisors decision to allow him to work over 12 hours.

STEVE @ 5/25/2012 11:43 AM

If he chose to work over 12 hours is up to him to stay awake. Being forced into working over 12 hours its a different matter.

CT Carlson @ 5/25/2012 4:05 PM

17 hours is too long of a shift. Supervisor and dispatcher should be fired for poor decision making.

brian @ 5/30/2012 1:45 PM

perhaps they shouldn't outsource.

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