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Postby Trapper » Dec 29th, 2017, 6:48 am

Why do we always get news updates on people abusing the 911 number? We never get any news regarding what the local police number is. I know there are a lot of silly calls to 911 and the local police number (If you can find it) but complaining doesn't help anything. Why don't we have a universal Police number. Ie: 811 or 711 or anything else as easy to remember as 911. Stop overloading the 911 system by giving people an easier alternative. Canada wide might be a good idea. Even the forest fire hotline have their own number. Why can't the police?

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Re: 911

Postby Bsuds » Dec 29th, 2017, 7:11 am

Their number is 250 762 3300 and has been for decades. It is the non emergency number and is easy to find (Google).

With it being for "non" emergencies then it shouldn't be a panic for you to look up so why would you need a "special" number that's easy to remember?

If it's a concern for you then program it into your phone for future use. Problem solved.
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Re: 911

Postby Trapper » Dec 29th, 2017, 7:31 am

I agree with your logic but I think the 911 operators that I know may disagree. Human nature is lazy and 911 gets overloaded because of it. The people calling 911 don't care because they always get redirected. So many things are easy in this world if you are willing to make a small effort. A large percentage of people arn't willing to make that effort and 911 suffers for it. Is it possible that the current system doesn't work that well no matter how easy some of us perceive it to be?
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Re: 911

Postby Bsuds » Dec 29th, 2017, 7:38 am

True and maybe those that abuse the system should be fined.
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Re: 911

Postby Trapper » Dec 29th, 2017, 7:46 am

George Carlin once wrote: Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of them are stupider than that.

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Re: 911

Postby AlienSoldier » Dec 29th, 2017, 7:51 am

Perhaps this is an opportunity to use AI to benefit the police and reduce unwarranted calls? Artificial Intelligence is already used by banks to direct calls and support staff regarding issues. 911 could potentially use it in a similar manner.
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Re: 911

Postby Trapper » Dec 29th, 2017, 7:54 am

AI could be a great choice (Not counting the learning curve) to protect us from ourselves. :)
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Re: 911

Postby GordonH » Dec 29th, 2017, 8:42 am

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/214952 ... call-9-1-1

If brains were dynamite some people couldn't even blow their nose.

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Re: 911

Postby alanjh595 » Dec 29th, 2017, 8:43 am

If stupidity was a criminal offence, some would get life.
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Re: 911

Postby Bsuds » Dec 29th, 2017, 10:24 am

alanjh595 wrote:If stupidity was a criminal offence, some would get life.


They did already. They will be stupid for life.
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Re: 911

Postby normaM » Dec 29th, 2017, 11:26 am

But since "stupid" don't know they are, or don't care not much of a punishment. Complaining about the bad job the nail tech did was a classic example. Few times I called 911 I was placed on hold
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Re: 911

Postby the truth » Dec 30th, 2017, 10:57 am

GordonH wrote:https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/214952/Worst-reasons-to-call-9-1-1

If brains were dynamite some people couldn't even blow their nose.


people are sooooooooooooooooo f :cuss: stupid
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Re: 911

Postby Ka-El » Dec 30th, 2017, 11:02 am

the truth wrote:
GordonH wrote: If brains were dynamite some people couldn't even blow their nose.

people are sooooooooooooooooo f :cuss: stupid

Stand back! there is going to be an explosion :digging:
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Re: 911

Postby dogspoiler » Jan 1st, 2018, 12:00 pm

I have called 911, non- emerg numbers, and crimestoppers on several occasions. I avoid them like the plague now. It is almost impossible to communicate with them and in many cases it seems their main goal is to forward you to someone else so they don't have to deal with anything themselves.
I have had 30 years in emergency services and I am still amazed at how some dispatch systems function.

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Re: 911

Postby JayByrd » Jan 1st, 2018, 11:47 pm

dogspoiler wrote:I have called 911, non- emerg numbers, and crimestoppers on several occasions. I avoid them like the plague now. It is almost impossible to communicate with them and in many cases it seems their main goal is to forward you to someone else so they don't have to deal with anything themselves.
I have had 30 years in emergency services and I am still amazed at how some dispatch systems function.


Haven't called Crimestoppers in years. I do remember getting a bunch of one-word responses when I did.

Never had a bad experience with either 911 or the non-emergency number, and I do end up calling a handful of times a year.
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