YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME

Chance of Light Freezing Rain
Definite Freezing Rain
Definite Freezing Rain , Definite Snow
Definite Snow , Definite Blowing Snow
Definite Snow , Definite Blowing Snow
Definite Snow , Definite Blowing Snow
Definite Snow , Definite Blowing Snow
Scattered Light Snow Showers , Areas of Blowing Snow
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I’m totally working myself up into a frenzy.  I cannot even begin to explain to you how bad it is to be a 911 dispatcher when the weather is bad…mainly because of interstate 80’s slice thru our county….911 rings continually…we dispatch fire, amb and police…God help anyone that has a problem not emergency or weather related on those days…I find it quite amazing that there is so much “public” out there and there are so many “law enforcement officers” and there are so many “EMS” personnel…but there are only 2 dispatchers here.  2 dispatchers to answer, prioritize and dispatch the calls between coordinating everyones needs like wreckers, other assisting agencies, medical helicopters, in fact, basically coordinating all emergency personnell in the field.  This is a young person’s job…I am not a young person…I have 6 years left before I retire…and they say…are you really going to retire at 58….*$@*(& %!)+^$ $@#^&*(

One thought on “YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME

  1. I appreciate you.  The 911 dispatcher i spoke with when I set the woods on fire was highly rude and I couldn’t understand her because she had a really thick accent. I kept asking her nicely to repeat herself and she got huffy.  But the firemen were nice and didn’t report me.Take a deep breath.  You’re doing a thankless job, but think what would happen if you didn’t do it.  It takes a spiritually mature person to continue in a job with few rewards and one that is so stressful.  I couldn’t do it.  I have a friend who is retired from it – she was at the party with the fire and helped put it out.  She says now that she’s out of it she couldn’t go back since it’s so stressful.Thank you.

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