Sunday, February 10, 2008

Disabled Woman Put on Hold by 911

MyFox Philadelphia | Caught On Tape: 911 Center Puts Dying Woman On Hold She called to say her bed was on fire.

She waited to have her call answered. She was then put on hold. 2 minutes before crews dispatched to her house. She died.

The Director of the Emergency Communications, Brent Wiggins, said, "I think it was a very unfortunate incident." I wonder how he would describe criminal negligence. Or a tragedy. [hat tip to John Lott who notes this could apply to a police call as well.]

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