Saturday, May 24, 2008

If the calls aren't entertaining enough . . . there is always a dispatcher that gets in a hurry and has a funny typo -- multiple descriptions of 19 year old, white male, 5'10, medium build, shaved head, wearing a baggy shit, and jeans ....
But my favorite last night was a call that said a neighbor was complaining about some skanks in the neighborhood and advised to contact animal care and control.
A co-worker commented that vice-crimes handles skanks, not animal control . . . the lady who took the call then corrected the typo . . . there were some SKUNKS hanging around . . .

Friday, May 9, 2008

best job ever

I wish I posted more anecdotal stories about my day as a san francisco 911 dispatcher . . .
911 for "Emergencies"
Best Call of the Day
I'll do my best to remember how she said it - - -
"hello, I'm taking a group of senior citizens to the zoo, and, well, I'm concerned about those chimpanzees . . . if we stay together as a group, they won't attack us, right?"

I had so many questions for this caller - but let her talk to a zoo employee and got back to work -
1. do you think that the primates roam free through the park?
2. is a lone senior at the zoo really more prone to chimp attacks than a group?
3. where did you ever hear of a chimp attacking a human anyway?
4. do you know you're calling 911?