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911 Operators Break Down The Strangest Calls They've Ever Received
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Apparently, some people missed the lesson about how calling 911 should be reserved only for absolute emergencies.

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911 Operators Break Down The One Call That Still Keeps Them Up At Night
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*The following article contains discussion of suicide/self-harm.

When we think of life-saving medical maneuvers, surgeons and paramedics usually come to mind. We picture frantic CPR, 14-hour surgeries, and those electric things that pulse people back to life.

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Emergency Dispatchers Share The Scariest Calls They Have Ever Received
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The stress and trauma that a dispatcher's job comes with is insurmountable, and deserves a lot of respect.

Some of the calls they get can be life changing, not just for the people involved, but also the dispatchers themselves.

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