April 11, 2006, 01:16 PM
Slightly OT: and you've probably seen it on the news...
Also, just caught the headline so no details, but apparently there was another 911 snafu in Mich in the last couple days costing someone their life or serious injury.
Stay safe, and prepared.
April 11, 2006, 02:05 PM
calls to the Chattanooga, Tennessee Emergency Center. A house fire couldn't be reported recently, because no one would answer at the 911 center!
One of the family members had to run down to a local fire station to report the fire!
A study showed numerous problems with the center answering calls.
You can check the website of WRBC TV 3 or Chattanooga TV station WDEF Channel 12 for more details ( don't know how to post a link, sorry ).
Carl N. Brown
April 11, 2006, 02:49 PM
999 out of 1000, a call to 911 will work.
For the other times, have the direct Fire Dept and Police Dept
numbers on a sticker on the the phone.
April 11, 2006, 03:27 PM
I live in the North Knoxville, Tennessee and the tranquill neighborhood is frequently heard the sounds of gun fire and in the summer time full auto is noticed. The local over night C establishments held up frequently. I have made calls to 911 from time to time and they usually take their sweet time getting here. About two weeks ago, about 11 pm, I'm seting in the den, my wife has retired for the evening and I hear distinctly 8 reports in semi timing. My wife calls from the bedroom what was that? Oh! a semi auto pistol, was my response. I got up cross the room and call 911 and go to the living room to await the popo. I bet you'll never guess. They never showed up. You maybe saying MOVE DUMMY! Well the nearly whole city is just as bad! Stay in at night as much as possible and if I must go out after dark my Glock 21 goes with me with two spare magizines. So the problem is not a problem but a CONDITION. I believe that it is a symptom of the riotious times in which we live. As a youngster we never locked the doors, could go off for a vacation and just pull them closed, never locked; go to bed at night and in the summer time never even close them; open the screened storm door and walk right in. Now I set on the front porch in the broad open day light with a .357. 911 is basicly a joke, the police couldn't get to you in time to do anything but report and make a body count.:banghead:
April 11, 2006, 03:44 PM
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