Posts Tagged ‘ 911 ’

Say happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week three times fast

April 16, 2019
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I’ve been taking 911 calls for so long that they were originally 91 calls. Well, it seems that way, anyway. It turns out National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week predates my employment in the emergency services…

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The Dog Ate My Homework

April 14, 2018
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Here in dispatch we got all sorts of goodies this year in honor of Public Safety Telecommunications Week, much of it in the form of food from various appreciative members of the public. I especially…

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Making the Holidays More Holiday-ish

November 23, 2017
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Just a little fun from last year … or was it the year before? All these holidays tend to blur together … I always feel a little disjointed when the holidays arrive. I’m never ready…

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Dispatchers Do It By Phone

April 13, 2017
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In 1991, after an unfortunate encounter with a teething baby, a Congressman from Delaware became the very first person to yell, “What’s the number for 911?” Okay, I was kidding about the baby: He just…

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SPARKS BRIEF: Trump Announces “Ties” to China

January 24, 2017
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New York – On President Trump’s first day back at his oval office in Trump Tower, he held a press conference at the 9/11 Memorial. “I love all first responders. I love you from the…

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Friday Humor Devotional

September 11, 2015
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  Out of respect for  September 11th, a different FHD: Dear Lord, please remember all who gave their lives on 911 and to those who still find the courage to smile after such a horrendous…

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Undercover Cell Phones: The New Police Weapon?

September 18, 2014
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A drug dealer in Tennessee is behind bars because of a confession he voluntarily made to the police—well, sort of voluntarily.  This is his tale of woe. The alleged criminal was driving merrily in his…

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Making Fun Of Terrorists (And Other Bad Ideas)

September 10, 2014
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Making Fun Of Terrorists (And Other Bad Ideas)

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   I made a promise that I would attempt to go back to humor when I wrote my September 11th column. The reasoning: This is a humor column.   Still, it’s…

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Don’t Text And Read This

May 22, 2014
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Don’t Text And Read This

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   At work the other day, while taking a 911 call, calling a police unit on the radio, checking an address on a map, and following an approaching storm system on…

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Friend Posts Nothing On Facebook About 9/11, Shows Himself to be Horrible Human Being

September 11, 2013
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Friend Posts Nothing On Facebook About 9/11, Shows Himself to be Horrible Human Being

The twelfth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon came Wednesday, and Bill Anderson’s Facebook friend, we’ll call him “Hussein” for his own safety, did not post any remembrances or tributes…

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