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Old 07-15-2010, 09:46 PM
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Disabled Woman Dies in House Fire After 911 Puts Her On Hold

Didn't see this here yet. I'll paste some excerpts from the story and link the full articles.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=4289729
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Operator: Thanks for holding. 911, what's your emergency?
Caller: 911! The bed is on fire!
Operator: Are you still in the house?
Caller: Yes.
Operator: All right. Well, you wanna get out of the house?
Caller: No. I'm disabled. The bed is fully inflamed.
Then Orr went silent.
http://www.911dispatch.com/brenda-orr-incident/
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On January 27, 2008 Brenda Orr dialed 911 from her Doylestown (Penn.) home at 10:54 a.m. to report a fire. The phone rang for 27 seconds before it was answered, and the male dispatcher who eventually picked up the call then quickly asked Orr if she could hold. Orr replied, “911 emergency,” and gave her address. Police officers arrived almost immediately, and firefighters arrived within five minutes. The firefighters were forced out of the house by flames and heat, and then found Orr dead next to her bed when they extinguished the fire. She was an invalid and could not get out of the bed to save herself.

After the answer delay was discovered, there was speculation the delay might have contributed to her death.
I remember hearing this on the news when it first happened. It's a sad story and the call creeps me out.

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Old 07-16-2010, 02:06 AM
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Re: Disabled Woman Dies in House Fire After 911 Puts Her On Hold

Wow...

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thats terrible

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Old 07-22-2010, 01:01 AM
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Fucking assholes.

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Re: Disabled Woman Dies in House Fire After 911 Puts Her On Hold

That extended silence is chilling... sad story.

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Re: Disabled Woman Dies in House Fire After 911 Puts Her On Hold

That is fucked up. That dude that put her on hold after asking her to hold should be fired. It's not a pizza place, you don't just say "hold please" and click hold. You wait for confirmation that it's not an emergency, like a fire, then press hold. Stupid piece of shit...

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Re: Disabled Woman Dies in House Fire After 911 Puts Her On Hold

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That is fucked up. That dude that put her on hold after asking her to hold should be fired. It's not a pizza place, you don't just say "hold please" and click hold. You wait for confirmation that it's not an emergency, like a fire, then press hold. Stupid piece of shit...
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Re: Disabled Woman Dies in House Fire After 911 Puts Her On Hold

You never place a person on hold in a 911 call center without confirming it's a non emergency. That guy needs to be fired and then sued by the family.

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Re: Disabled Woman Dies in House Fire After 911 Puts Her On Hold

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Didn't see this here yet. I'll paste some excerpts from the story and link the full articles.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=4289729


http://www.911dispatch.com/brenda-orr-incident/


I remember hearing this on the news when it first happened. It's a sad story and the call creeps me out.
she was smoking in bed, did she start the fire?

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Re: Disabled Woman Dies in House Fire After 911 Puts Her On Hold

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