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Bob Norman…911 horrific call…Plantation, Florida……this time……

Step up to the plate…

Citizens/ Commissioners/ Representatives…of the state….Governor….

Do something…

Who would have thought that when LBTS  Commissioner Birute Clottey sat on the dais… newly elected …her words of concern over the the 911 call center she visited would be so profound?

It was an observation of how truly frightening that first line of the publics emergency defense is …

in  911 qualifications…..911 training………..911 staff ………….

We here in town have seen it first hand……

whether it was a medical emergencies…which went unanswered…..

or a possible hi- rise condo fire…… that is still in dispute over the response time…

but readily agreed to…  the lack of correct responses by the 911 operator in charge of the call….that night….

In the state ………

a woman who died due to no response …after being car jacked….911 receiving numerous calls from well intentioned citizens……. leaving a grief- stricken husband to enact a lawsuit ….to bring about a change…

This call….shown on the link above… in Plantation…is only the latest…. in the series…

On cable …reports of a 911 operator that actually fell asleep while in process with a call…. unbelievable…….

it is a growing epidemic….

On the  front page of the local section www.sunsentinel.com

a call from Broward Commissioners for the Broward Sheriff to cut his budget….

certainly…one hopes not from the 911 call budget?………

Time  has come…to enact some investigating…. some solutions….

revise the criteria…the level of education…the salaries for these call center employees… who make these life or death decisions…

before they are passed on to those with the ability to save the victims…or not!

It is always a “good read” and “fun” to write about commissions addressing items on their agendas …such as the recent “Seceding from Florida”…

but it should be placed down a few items…to make way for all agendas…local…county and state….

including the Governor ….to urgently address this 911 phenomenon that endangers us all!

BCbythesea encourages all faithful readers to contact your elected officials…Town Administrations…

to ask that they address this issue ASAP…

before the next 911 tape is aired….once again……. after a tragedy such as these….

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