Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Florida Man Dies Due To Emergency Dispatcher Negligence

Here is an example of a needless death due to a dumbed down population. Emergency dispatchers are an essential element in the delivery of emergency services, a major role of local government and a large use of taxpayer funds. Obsession with electronic toys have not been eliminated from the focus of on duty trainers. Being bored caused this young lady to ignore what the person was doing who was under her direction during his training. Technology enables the efficient delivery of emergency trained personnel to save lives. In this case technology also brought negligence into the mix. There is no fixing stupid.

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'911 ... Please hold': Man dies waiting for ambulance because 911 dispatcher was on her cell phone
Shauna Justice was supervising a trainee at a dispatch office in Volusia County, Florida
When a call came through about a man having a heart attack, the trainee entered the wrong location
Security footage also shows Justice looking at her cell phone
The victim, Bob Hill, died in the 15 minutes it took the ambulance crew to get to the right address
The incident has forced police to admit: 'We messed up.'
PUBLISHED: 09:34 EST, 12 November 2013 | UPDATED: 09:46 EST, 12 November 2013

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