NEWS9 Special Assignment: The Most Important Call (OH)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — A call to 911 could be the most important call of your life, but what do dispatchers need to know when you call?

And what can you do until help arrives?

Dispatchers have to be prepared for anything when the calls come in. “You have no idea what they’re going through, and you hear the screaming and you’re just trying to get an address, something… READ MORE

As I See It: A 911 dispatcher says thanks (OR)

As a public employee, I knew it would not be appropriate to write a letter to the editor before the election, but if I could have, this is what I would have said:

It’s hard to describe the life of a 911 dispatcher on paper. We work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, nights, weekends, and holidays. We are always here for you, for anyone, for everyone in need of emergency help in Benton County… READ MORE

Police dispatcher hopes to find forever home for cat waiting at shelter for 100 days (IN)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WJW) — A photo of a police dispatcher cuddling with a cat at the shelter is quickly going viral.

According to the Bloomington Police Department in Indiana, Matt Smith stopped by the shelter this week to take some photos for the “Furever Friends” project. While there, he met five-year-old Nevada who has been there for nearly 100 days.

“We weren’t sure if she liked strangers and we didn’t want to push her out of her comfort…

A dispatcher shared a heartwarming moment with a shelter cat – now he wants to find her a home (IN)

5-year-old Nevada has [been] at the shelter for 97 days

BLOOMINGTON – When dispatcher Matt Smith went to the animal shelter to take some photos for the Bloomington Police Department, he had no idea he would find a new mission.

“Five-year-old Nevada had been waiting on a home for 97 days,” the Bloomington Police Department posted on social media… READ MORE

Matteson School District 159 To Honor 3rd Grade Girl Who Saved Her Mom From A Life Threatening Medical Issue Via 911 Call (IL)

ondon Walker Was Awakened By Her Mom’s Cries For Help And Immediately Engaged In Instructions From Dispatcher

London’s Previous Knowledge Of Her Mom’s Long Standing Medical Condition Led To Her Quick Reaction

Dr. Maple Alfred-Superintendent of Matteson School District 159 will be joined by students, teachers, administrators, Matteson Police and Matteson 911 Dispatchers in honoring an eight year old girl who is being credited with saving her mom’s… READ MORE

Mesa 5-year-old calls 911 to order Happy Meal; police officer delivers (AZ)

When a 5-year-old called 911 Sunday to order a Happy Meal, a Mesa police officer came to his rescue. 

The 5-year-old child, identified by the Mesa Police Department only as Charlie because he’s a minor, dialed 911 Sunday and asked the dispatcher if he was calling McDonald’s, according to a copy of the 911 calls provided to The Arizona Republic Wednesday. 

When asked by the dispatcher, Anthony Bonilla… READ MORE