Anyone ever called 911 before?
November 6, 2017 5:26pm CST
I thought when you called 911 they were suppose to stay on the line with you until the ambulance showed up. Not the case today that's for sure. I called and gave my info (in a panic) and the woman said , just hold one moment while I transfer you?! So then I get another person asking for my address etc. who says ok I will dispatch the ambulance and then they hung up on me basically. Such a great thing to do to a worried mother! Also took 10 mins for them to show up and I live in a small town. Imagine if it were a heart attack, wouldn't you be dead by then? Can't wait to pay the bill for it either. Thank god my child is ok!
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• United States
I would assume they thought the Mother would want to be overseeing the care of her child until the ambulance arrived instead of staying on the phone. When I had a stroke a few years ago they stayed on the line until the ambulance arrived, but I was alone and on the floor...I'm sure it is different according to circumstances.
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Glad to hear that your child is okay. They are usually keep you on the line until the ambulance arrives. I had to call them when I was having a eart attack. They kept me on the phone and talked me through it until help arrived. They were there with in minutes. I am thankful for that.
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
So glad your kid is okay. The dispatcher needed to contact your nearest EMS to have been routed at your home. So weird about the transfer bit. Yes I have too, when my mother was real sick. Te nearest fire station was across the street from where our apartment was.
• Bridgton, Maine
I once called 911 about eight years ago. I was living in an apartment. And two of my neighbors, a woman and a man, were yelling at each other in the nearby hallway for about the sixth time within two months. Having enough, I called 911 for the first time. A few minutes later, the police paid a visit to these two. Anyway, I'm glad your child is OK, Mary-Ann.
• Aberdeen, North Carolina
They rarely stay on the phone, that's mostly something just done in movies. If someone is calling in as a kidnap victim they would keep you on the phone in an attempt to trace the call. If they need to monitor the patient they will keep you on the phone. That's about it. Most of the times all they'll do is take the info and call you back if they need to ask anymore questions.