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Posted on 09/23/2023 8.21 AM

JCM 9/23/2023 8:22:19 AM

Posted by: JCM

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JCM 9/23/2023 11:29:23 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 1:

That dispatcher is poorly trained. I've sat for enough hours in dispatch centers and answered calls.

She doesn't listen. She doesn't control the conversation.

JCM 9/23/2023 11:46:27 AM

A good dispatcher may seem rude.

911 what is your emergency?

If caller goes into a story they should cut them off...

Do you need fire, police or ambulance?

What is the address of the emergency?

These are the two basic pieces the dispatcher needs, depending on the scale of the dispatch center, and dispatcher available. Two dispatchers will have picked up the phone. The second one is listening, entering the infor and selecting the available units and getting the alarm out to them.

What is your phone number?

For call back if the call gets interrupted.

The dispatcher will now start asking for more information about the emergency. They should cut the caller off if they stray off need information.

A majority of people devolve into irrelevancies. "Well you see we got up this morning, had breakfast, then went shopping, it was so crowded...."

Kosh's Shadow 9/23/2023 11:47:57 AM

Reply to JCM in 2:

I haven't listened to this one, but I have heard some 911 calls for my wife's cases, and I amazed at the professionalism of the dispatcher handling a call where the caller is screaming due to the traumatic event to the point where I cannot understand what is being said, but the dispatcher does, stays calm, and gets the necessary information.

JCM 9/23/2023 11:48:09 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 1:

I deleted OR's post it was blowing the margins.

911 operator asks "How far did you fall?" as if it were a ladder accident.

Occasional Reader 9/23/2023 11:48:36 AM

Reply to JCM in 2:

 She doesn't control the conversation.”

Well, that would be womansplaining.

JCM 9/23/2023 12:11:57 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 6:

Cops, firefighters and EMTs, also have to control the conversation and the scene in the first minutes on scene. I've seen too many videos where people get bent out of shape because they do just that. 

Kosh's Shadow 9/23/2023 2:38:31 PM

The names Bummed. James Jane Bummed.

Woke James Bond Novels Replace Him With Disabled Black Gay Superspy and Pakistani Muslim 009

As I said, a license to kill the franchise

The latest of these come from Kim Sherwood, a University of Edinburgh lecturer who is interested in “women’s stories” and was authorized to write a feminist James Bond trilogy.

How do you write a feminist trilogy around one of the least feminist fictional characters around?

Easy, get rid of him.

Sherwood’s feminist trilogy of Bond novels has the superspy go missing while she invents new zeroes to take his place. Sherwood’s “feminist perspective” on James Bond gets rid of the white man and offers an “ensemble cast of heroes who we can all identify with.”

Ready or not, Sherwood debuted the new zeroes who prioritize “inclusivity, female heroes, and heroes of colour” including a black gay disabled 004 and a Pakistani Muslim 009.

Sid Bashir, the Muslim replacement for James Bond, remembers standing by his mother’s side at an Islamic cultural fair under a banner reading, “Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic.” Another scene quotes the Koran and has Bashir saying, “May Allah bless your family.”

Kosh's Shadow 9/23/2023 2:47:29 PM

In #8 Kosh's Shadow said: Another scene quotes the Koran and has Bashir saying, “May Allah bless your family.”

So how would Allah bless my Jewish family? I'm sure we'll have a blast!

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