Who answers the phones when you ring 911?
When you ring the emergency number (911 in the USA etc) you speak to an operator. Are the operators police officer, ambulance officers and firefighters? Or are they just 'ordinary' people? Thanks.
Asked By: ★☆✿❀ - 1/24/2011
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Where we live in FL, my wife is a 911 Communications Officer. She went through nearly a year of school and OJT to become nationally certified to answer 911 calls and dispatch fire and ems units at a county-wide center. The "dispatchers" that work there are civil service employees. Some have prior training as police... More
Answered By: firelt28 - 1/26/2011
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they are ordinary people who call the police officers and ambulances and firemen. they are there to calm you down until the help arrives.
Answered By: Be Happy :D - 1/24/2011
The pizza guy.
Answered By: cisum ♪ - 1/24/2011
9-1-1 operators are just 9-1-1 operators. Some of them have experience in other fields, but their job is to be an operator. They sometimes have specific training for different specialties, but when they go to work they are civilians. Where I am from, we have 2 weeks of training and other certifications and in house... More
Answered By: bite_me426 - 1/24/2011
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