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  • E40FDNYL35
    started a topic Weird But True

    Weird But True

    July 30, 2003 -- A 90-year-old Oregon woman fed up with the cockroaches in her bedroom began roasting them alive with a portable blowtorch - and nearly burned her house down.
    Firefighters in Kenton raced to the home of Ona Bates to find flames pouring out. The home sustained $4,500 in damages.

    "I've heard this one before. I don't know where they get the idea to do it," Fire Bureau spokesman Neil Heesacker told The Oregonian.
    Last edited by E40FDNYL35; 08-06-2005, 07:12 AM.

  • E40FDNYL35
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    November 14, 2016 -- I'm still alive.

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    January 30, 2016 --- A firefighter wannabe was busted for setting a blaze at the Brooksville, Fla., library and showing up to help put it out, cops said. Joseph Brannen allegedly arrived in full gear to help douse the flames — which did $500,000 in damages — but was rebuffed by the real heroes. His behavior was so weird that he came under suspicion, and police soon built a case against him.

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    October 9, 2015 -- Why is congress stalling the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Re-authorization Act? Yes our House and Senate. Please call or write to you Reps http://www.renew911health.org

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    August 10, 2015 -- heres a good one from the city of new york -- the city moved to fire an employee for missing about 18 months of work, even though he had the best excuse of all time — he was dead.
    Bureaucrats at the Human Resources Administration filed charges against Medicaid-eligibility specialist Geoffrey Toliver accusing him of going AWOL — even though his death by cancer was reported in an online obituary. An administrative-law judge then agreed to his firing, noting Toliver didn’t show up at his hearing. Toliver died at age 65 on Dec. 8, 2014. His friends described the father of three as a dedicated worker.
    Last edited by E40FDNYL35; 08-10-2015, 10:17 AM.

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    https://www.youtube.com/v/TepT0Ttwz7M

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  • CaptOldTimer
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    Originally posted by E40FDNYL35 View Post
    343 and counting...............



    1) EMT James Kay, Bn-35 - January 2002

    2) EMT Daniel Stewart, - June 2002

    3) FF Gary Celentani, E-233 - September 26, 2002

    4) FF Walter Voight, L-144 - 2003

    5) FF Robert W. Dillon, E-153 - April 30, 2003

    6) FF Vanclive Johnson, L-135 - August 22, 2003

    7) FF Russ Brinkworth, L-135 - August 26, 2003

    8) FF Edward V. Tietjen, L-48 - November 25, 2003

    9) EMT Felix Hernandez, Bn-17 - 2004

    10) BC Kevin R. Byrnes, Bn-7 - Feburary 4, 2004

    11) FF Stephen Johnson, L-25 - August 6, 2004

    12) FF Gerald Arrington, L-42 - 2005

    13) EMT Timothy Keller, Bn-50 - June 23, 2005

    14) LT Richard M. Burke, E-97 - August 14, 2005

    15) FF Michael Sofia, E-165 - September 1, 2005

    16) FF Joseph P. Costello, Bn-58 - January 3, 2006

    17) FF William R. O'Connor, L-84 - January 16, 2006

    18) LT Renaldo Natal, Field Comm - Feburary 5, 2006

    19) Paramedic Deborah Reeve - March 15, 2006

    20) FM William Wilson Jr., BFI, Man. Base - July 15, 2006

    21) LT. Thomas Hodges, E-313 - August 30, 2006

    22) FF Bob Wieber, E-262 - October 31, 2006

    23) EMS Lt Brian Ellicott, EMS Dispatch - 2007

    24) LT Joseph P. Colleluori, E-324 - January 4, 2007

    25) FF Michael J. Shagi, E-74 - June 22, 2007

    26) FF William R. St.George, SOC Battalion - July 1, 2007

    27) FF Ray Hauber, E-284 - August 4, 2007

    28) FM Tom Driscoll, BFI - December 2007

    29) BC Jerry Hawe, Bn-26 - MARCH 1,2008

    30) FF William E. Moreau, E-166 - March 12, 2008

    31) LT John Murray, E-165 - April 30, 2008

    32) FF Sean McCarthy, E-280 - May 27, 2008

    33) FF Bruce M Foss, L-108 - June 14, 2008

    34) FF Martin Simmons, L-111 - July 21, 2008

    35) FF Jacques Paultre, E-50 - JUNE 24, 2008

    36) FF Kevin Delano Sr, L-142 - July 30, 2008

    37) FF Mike Larosa, Squad 252 - July 13, 2008

    38) LT Jimmy Tancredi, L-47 - August 8, 2008

    39) FF Robert Borcherding, L-160 - 2008

    40) Paramedic Clyde F Sealey, BHS - April 12, 2009

    41) FF Timothy G. Lockwood, E-275 - May 27, 2009

    42) FF Edward F. Reilly Jr, L-160 - July 23, 2009

    43) FF John McNamara, E-234 - August 9 2009

    44) LT Thomas Roberts, L-40 - August. 12 2009

    45) CPT Kevin Cassidy, E-320 - August 30, 2009

    46) FF Joan R. Daley, E-63 - September 27, 2009

    47) FF Joseph Swewczyk, E-264 - October 14, 2009

    48) FF Richard Manetta, L-156 - October 11, 2009

    49) LT Peter J. Farrenkopf, Marine 6 - October 18, 2009

    50) BC John Vaughn, Bn-3 - October 26, 2009

    51) FF Robert Ford, E-284 - October 29, 2009

    52) Paremedic Carene Brown, EMS Bureau of Training- December 22, 2009

    53) FF James Ryan, L-167 - December 25, 2009

    54) LT Robert M. Hess, L-76 - May 2, 2010

    55) Paramedic Paula Rodriguez May 30, 2010

    56) EMT Freddie Rosario, EMS Sta.4 - June 15, 2010

    57) LT Harry Wannamaker Jr., Marine 1 - July 20, 2010

    58) SUPV. COMM. ELEC. Phillip J. Berger Outside Plant Operations - July 22, 2010

    59) FF Vincent Albanese, L-38 - July 31, 2010

    60) FF John Sullivan, L-34 - December 24, 2010

    61) FF Roy Chelson, E-28 - January 09, 2011

    62) FF William Quick, L-134 - January 18, 2011

    63)Lt Andrew M Borgese, E-326 - January 25, 2011

    64) FF John O'Neill, L-52 - February 14, 2011

    65) FF Willie Franklin, E-65, February 14, 2011

    66) LT Randy Wiebecke, L-1 - March 02, 2011

    67) FF Brian C. Malloy, L-80 - March 28, 2011

    68) LT John A. Garcia, L-5 - May 13, 2011

    69) FF Anthony J Nuccio, L-175 - June 7, 2011

    70) FM Steven C. Mosiello, Office of Chief Of Dept- July 15, 2011

    71) FF Carl Capobianco, L-87 - July 29, 2011

    72)Capt Emilio R Longo, L-110 - August 29, 2011

    73) FF Raymond Ragucci, E-5 - September 4, 2011

    74) DC William J. Guido, Chief In Charged- Marine Division - November 10, 2011

    75)Capt Sheldon Barocas, E-251 - December 19, 2011

    76) FF Virginia Culkin-Spinelli, E-329 - December 19, 2011

    77) DAC John McFarland-EMS Operations- February 6, 2012

    78) Lt Robert Stegmeier, L-127. Feburary 16, 2012

    79) Lt Mark McKay L-45 - April 4, 2012

    80) EMT Anthony Ficara- Station 43- June 15, 2012

    81) LT. Patrick Sullivan, L-58 - June 16, 2012

    82) FF. Michael Mongelli, Bn-39- August 5, 2012

    83) FF Larry Sullivan, Rescue 5- August 20, 2012

    84) FF Michael Behette, L-172 - September 18, 2012

    85) BC Thomas Van Doran, Bn-3 - November 13, 2012

    86) EMT Joseph Schiumo, December 9, 2012

    87) Paramedic Ruben I Berrios - December 10, 2012

    88) FF Walter Torres, E-328 - December 27, 2012

    89) BC John K Corcoran, Bn-52 - January 11, 2013

    90) FF Andrew Dal Cortivo, E-227- January 16, 2013

    91) Lt. Martin Fullam, E-10 - January 29, 2013

    92) FF Chuck Jones, L-165 - January 31, 2013

    93) BC Richard Arazosa, Bn-19 - April 13, 2013

    94) FM Emil K Harnischfeger, BFI - May 6, 2013

    95) EMT Ronald Coyne, EMS Station 38 - June 25 2013

    96) FF Robert V. Koeth, E-268 - June 12, 2013

    97) Capt Peter J Casey, E-212 - July 3, 2013

    98) Paramedic Rudy Havelka- EMS Bureau of Training- July 9, 2013

    99) EMT Francis Charles, Station 58 - August 27, 2013

    100) Paramedic John Wyatt, Station 22 - September 24, 2013

    101) EMT Luis De Pena November 17, 2013

    102) FF Adolfo Otano, E-202 - November 10, 2013

    103) EMS LT. Michael Cavanagh- December 3, 2013

    104) Lt Tom Greaney, L-175 January 5, 2014

    105) Capt James Noonan, E-89 March 16, 2014

    106) FF James H Stines, E-35 March 17, 2014

    107) FF Keith Atlas, E-35 April 4, 2014

    108) FF Luis (Pepe) Fragoso, L-53 April 17, 2014

    109) EMS Captain William Olsen, EMS Division 5. June 1, 2014

    110) Lt Steve Reisman, E-307 June 1, 2014

    111) Lt Keith Loughlin, L-109 July 31, 2014



    Always remembering the Brothers which were murdered on 9-11-2001 and those who have graduated since.

    Rest in Peace.

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    343 and counting...............



    1) EMT James Kay, Bn-35 - January 2002

    2) EMT Daniel Stewart, - June 2002

    3) FF Gary Celentani, E-233 - September 26, 2002

    4) FF Walter Voight, L-144 - 2003

    5) FF Robert W. Dillon, E-153 - April 30, 2003

    6) FF Vanclive Johnson, L-135 - August 22, 2003

    7) FF Russ Brinkworth, L-135 - August 26, 2003

    8) FF Edward V. Tietjen, L-48 - November 25, 2003

    9) EMT Felix Hernandez, Bn-17 - 2004

    10) BC Kevin R. Byrnes, Bn-7 - Feburary 4, 2004

    11) FF Stephen Johnson, L-25 - August 6, 2004

    12) FF Gerald Arrington, L-42 - 2005

    13) EMT Timothy Keller, Bn-50 - June 23, 2005

    14) LT Richard M. Burke, E-97 - August 14, 2005

    15) FF Michael Sofia, E-165 - September 1, 2005

    16) FF Joseph P. Costello, Bn-58 - January 3, 2006

    17) FF William R. O'Connor, L-84 - January 16, 2006

    18) LT Renaldo Natal, Field Comm - Feburary 5, 2006

    19) Paramedic Deborah Reeve - March 15, 2006

    20) FM William Wilson Jr., BFI, Man. Base - July 15, 2006

    21) LT. Thomas Hodges, E-313 - August 30, 2006

    22) FF Bob Wieber, E-262 - October 31, 2006

    23) EMS Lt Brian Ellicott, EMS Dispatch - 2007

    24) LT Joseph P. Colleluori, E-324 - January 4, 2007

    25) FF Michael J. Shagi, E-74 - June 22, 2007

    26) FF William R. St.George, SOC Battalion - July 1, 2007

    27) FF Ray Hauber, E-284 - August 4, 2007

    28) FM Tom Driscoll, BFI - December 2007

    29) BC Jerry Hawe, Bn-26 - MARCH 1,2008

    30) FF William E. Moreau, E-166 - March 12, 2008

    31) LT John Murray, E-165 - April 30, 2008

    32) FF Sean McCarthy, E-280 - May 27, 2008

    33) FF Bruce M Foss, L-108 - June 14, 2008

    34) FF Martin Simmons, L-111 - July 21, 2008

    35) FF Jacques Paultre, E-50 - JUNE 24, 2008

    36) FF Kevin Delano Sr, L-142 - July 30, 2008

    37) FF Mike Larosa, Squad 252 - July 13, 2008

    38) LT Jimmy Tancredi, L-47 - August 8, 2008

    39) FF Robert Borcherding, L-160 - 2008

    40) Paramedic Clyde F Sealey, BHS - April 12, 2009

    41) FF Timothy G. Lockwood, E-275 - May 27, 2009

    42) FF Edward F. Reilly Jr, L-160 - July 23, 2009

    43) FF John McNamara, E-234 - August 9 2009

    44) LT Thomas Roberts, L-40 - August. 12 2009

    45) CPT Kevin Cassidy, E-320 - August 30, 2009

    46) FF Joan R. Daley, E-63 - September 27, 2009

    47) FF Joseph Swewczyk, E-264 - October 14, 2009

    48) FF Richard Manetta, L-156 - October 11, 2009

    49) LT Peter J. Farrenkopf, Marine 6 - October 18, 2009

    50) BC John Vaughn, Bn-3 - October 26, 2009

    51) FF Robert Ford, E-284 - October 29, 2009

    52) Paremedic Carene Brown, EMS Bureau of Training- December 22, 2009

    53) FF James Ryan, L-167 - December 25, 2009

    54) LT Robert M. Hess, L-76 - May 2, 2010

    55) Paramedic Paula Rodriguez May 30, 2010

    56) EMT Freddie Rosario, EMS Sta.4 - June 15, 2010

    57) LT Harry Wannamaker Jr., Marine 1 - July 20, 2010

    58) SUPV. COMM. ELEC. Phillip J. Berger Outside Plant Operations - July 22, 2010

    59) FF Vincent Albanese, L-38 - July 31, 2010

    60) FF John Sullivan, L-34 - December 24, 2010

    61) FF Roy Chelson, E-28 - January 09, 2011

    62) FF William Quick, L-134 - January 18, 2011

    63)Lt Andrew M Borgese, E-326 - January 25, 2011

    64) FF John O'Neill, L-52 - February 14, 2011

    65) FF Willie Franklin, E-65, February 14, 2011

    66) LT Randy Wiebecke, L-1 - March 02, 2011

    67) FF Brian C. Malloy, L-80 - March 28, 2011

    68) LT John A. Garcia, L-5 - May 13, 2011

    69) FF Anthony J Nuccio, L-175 - June 7, 2011

    70) FM Steven C. Mosiello, Office of Chief Of Dept- July 15, 2011

    71) FF Carl Capobianco, L-87 - July 29, 2011

    72)Capt Emilio R Longo, L-110 - August 29, 2011

    73) FF Raymond Ragucci, E-5 - September 4, 2011

    74) DC William J. Guido, Chief In Charged- Marine Division - November 10, 2011

    75)Capt Sheldon Barocas, E-251 - December 19, 2011

    76) FF Virginia Culkin-Spinelli, E-329 - December 19, 2011

    77) DAC John McFarland-EMS Operations- February 6, 2012

    78) Lt Robert Stegmeier, L-127. Feburary 16, 2012

    79) Lt Mark McKay L-45 - April 4, 2012

    80) EMT Anthony Ficara- Station 43- June 15, 2012

    81) LT. Patrick Sullivan, L-58 - June 16, 2012

    82) FF. Michael Mongelli, Bn-39- August 5, 2012

    83) FF Larry Sullivan, Rescue 5- August 20, 2012

    84) FF Michael Behette, L-172 - September 18, 2012

    85) BC Thomas Van Doran, Bn-3 - November 13, 2012

    86) EMT Joseph Schiumo, December 9, 2012

    87) Paramedic Ruben I Berrios - December 10, 2012

    88) FF Walter Torres, E-328 - December 27, 2012

    89) BC John K Corcoran, Bn-52 - January 11, 2013

    90) FF Andrew Dal Cortivo, E-227- January 16, 2013

    91) Lt. Martin Fullam, E-10 - January 29, 2013

    92) FF Chuck Jones, L-165 - January 31, 2013

    93) BC Richard Arazosa, Bn-19 - April 13, 2013

    94) FM Emil K Harnischfeger, BFI - May 6, 2013

    95) EMT Ronald Coyne, EMS Station 38 - June 25 2013

    96) FF Robert V. Koeth, E-268 - June 12, 2013

    97) Capt Peter J Casey, E-212 - July 3, 2013

    98) Paramedic Rudy Havelka- EMS Bureau of Training- July 9, 2013

    99) EMT Francis Charles, Station 58 - August 27, 2013

    100) Paramedic John Wyatt, Station 22 - September 24, 2013

    101) EMT Luis De Pena November 17, 2013

    102) FF Adolfo Otano, E-202 - November 10, 2013

    103) EMS LT. Michael Cavanagh- December 3, 2013

    104) Lt Tom Greaney, L-175 January 5, 2014

    105) Capt James Noonan, E-89 March 16, 2014

    106) FF James H Stines, E-35 March 17, 2014

    107) FF Keith Atlas, E-35 April 4, 2014

    108) FF Luis (Pepe) Fragoso, L-53 April 17, 2014

    109) EMS Captain William Olsen, EMS Division 5. June 1, 2014

    110) Lt Steve Reisman, E-307 June 1, 2014

    111) Lt Keith Loughlin, L-109 July 31, 2014

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  • firecat1
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    Just all of us.

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    anything Weird But True happening?

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    September 4, 2013 -- New York, New York. The 12th anniversary of 9/11/01 attacks are here. It was like yesterday for us. NEVER FORGET.

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  • MalahatTwo7
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    Employees creative in tardiness excuses

    Carla Wilson / Times Colonist February 11, 2013

    Uh, boss. I’m going to be a little late for work today because ...

    • I had to put a raincoat on my cement duck lawn ornament because the forecast calls for rain.

    • My wife was so mad at me that she froze my truck keys in a glass of water in the freezer.

    • I drove to my previous employer by mistake.

    These are just a few of the quirky excuses employers heard last year, according to the annual CareerBuilder survey of memorable reasons that workers did not show up on time. The online survey of managers and workers was done in the U.S. in November.

    Traffic is the most common reason for being late, at 31 per cent, the job search website said. Others often heard are lack of sleep, having to take children to daycare or school, poor weather and delays in public transportation.

    More than a quarter of workers admit they are late at least once a month, and 16 per cent are late once a week or more.

    “Employers understand that every now and again circumstances will arise that are out of a worker’s control and unfortunately cause a late arrival to work,” said Rosemary Haefner of CareerBuilder. “It escalates to a problem when the behavior becomes repetitive, causing employers to take disciplinary action. More than one-third of hiring managers reported they had to fire someone for being late.”

    Family and traffic are common reasons for lateness, said Christine Stoneman, chief operating officer of Victoria’s Chemistry Consulting, specializing in human resources and business throughout the province. She also oversees Chemistry’s subsidiary GT Hiring Solutions, which delivers Employment Program of B.C. services.

    Stoneman passed on excuses she and colleagues have heard:

    • “My cat attacked me this morning and I had to wait until the bleeding stopped before I could leave the house.”

    • A bird pooped on an employee’s head on the way to work, so the worker returned home to wash up.

    • “Damn GPS!” took me in the wrong direction.”

    • “The lid of my coffee was not on tight and spilled all over me.”

    • Previous appointment ran late.

    • Missed alarms, a.k.a. “accidentally slept in.”

    • Car broke.

    • Couldn’t find keys/wallet/shoes.

    • Ran out of gas.

    • Couldn’t find parking.

    • An employee’s wallet was stolen.

    Stoneman said in employment training programs, people are urged to think of how colleagues will be affected by lateness. That means informing a manager or another worker as soon as possible to allow others to adapt.

    Other excuses cited by CareerBuilder’s survey:

    • A worker dropped her purse into a coin-operated newspaper box and couldn’t get it back because her coins were in her purse.

    • A bear attacked the car. The employee took pictures for evidence.

    • An employee accidentally left the house wearing his roommate’s girlfriend’s shoes and had to return to change.

    • The car wouldn’t start because its breathalyzer device showed that the worker was drunk.

    © Copyright 2013

    Any one know of any others?

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  • firecat1
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    Want some wine with that?

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow...004030955.html

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  • MalahatTwo7
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    Cat caught sneaking saw, cell phone into Brazil prison

    RIO DE JANEIRO - A cat carrying a saw and a mobile phone was “detained” as it entered a prison gate in northeast Brazil, Brazilian media reported on Saturday.

    Prison guards were surprised when they saw a white cat crossing the main gate of the prison, its body wrapped with tape. A closer look showed the feline also carried drills, an earphone, a memory card, batteries and a phone charger.

    All 263 detainees in the prison of Arapiraca, a city of 215,000 people in the state of Alagoas, are considered suspect in the plot, which is being investigated by local police.

    “It’s tough to find out who’s responsible for the action as the cat doesn’t speak,” a prison spokesperson told local paper Estado de S.Paulo.

    The cat was taken to an animal disease center to receive medical care.

    The incident took place on New Year’s day but was first reported by national media on Saturday.

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  • MalahatTwo7
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    Out of beer? Please don’t call 911

    Jeff Bell , Times Colonist January 4, 2013

    Only phone 911 for emergencies. It may seem obvious, but a 911 call to the B.C. Ambulance Service won’t help you deal with insect problems.

    And don’t call 911 when your beer supplies are gone, or if your cellphone is acting up.

    Believe it or not, these are among the unusual reasons people had for contacting emergency-medical dispatchers at the provincial ambulance service in 2012. Here is a partial list:

    • I think my house is infested with fleas. Can someone come and check it out?

    • My husband is driving me crazy. I need you to take him away.

    • I can’t get through to my cell provider.

    • I swallowed toothpaste. I didn’t spit it out. Will it make me sick? No I don’t need an ambulance, but if I do, how much does it cost?

    • I have a doctor’s appointment in the morning. Could you call me at 8 so I’m not late?

    Funny? Sure, but also a good reminder that the 911 system is not something to trivialize, said Pauline Park, who heads the dispatch centre for Vancouver Island. Every call that comes in has to be assessed.

    “It’s not for us to question somebody’s integrity.”

    Most of the approximately 394,000 calls to 911 for an ambulance in the province last year were legitimate.

    Park said those who call with unsuitable requests are reminded that the system is intended for medical emergencies.

    “We do try and help some people, as well. If it’s a phone number they want for a hospital or a doctor’s office, it’s easier sometimes just to give them the numbers, and try to explain the use of 911.”

    They are only so many 911 lines and 911 operators, Park said.

    “Once they’re tied up dealing with these types of calls, possibly a genuine medical emergency can’t get through in a timely manner.”

    jwbell@timescolonist.com

    © Copyright (c)

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