Stories tagged with: 9-1-1 System

August 11, 2011 - 4:26pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

Among their already stressful jobs, each day 9-1-1 Dispatchers have to take their focus away from real emergencies and field a growing number of accidental 9-1-1 calls.

In just a 5 hour shift, 9-1-1 received 9 hang-up calls earlier this week. These accidental calls aren't uncommon. Director of Operations at the Muskingum County Sheriffs Office Kim Hambel said they've had more than a thousand so far this year and will send a patrol out to the ones that come from a land-line.

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November 2, 2009 - 5:17pm
4 years 24 weeks ago

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested a 15-year-old who is accused of having made 95 prank calls to the couty's 9-1-1 system.

The teen faces charges of telecommunications harassment, misuse of 9-1-1, and harassment of a telecommunicator.

Sheriff Dave Phalen says the charges are serious because the prank calls take dispatchers' attention away from real emergencies.

The Sheriff's Office says it was able to locate the cellular caller at his residence,...

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