Have you ever called 911?
I once saw a guy on a motorcycle lose control of his bike in an intersection, fly across the hoods of several cars, and land in a median. He wasn't moving when he landed. Yeah, I thought I'd better call.
Yes, when my mom would fall. And when she fell down the stairs. And my sister had to call 911 on my dad when he fell in the bathroom. Turned out his Warfarin levels were too high
Yes. It was terrible. Still have nightmares about it.
I had a bad dream and in my sleep called 911
I saw a negro loitering outside my house so I had to call them!!!
Is this a joke?
911 & I are BFF.... Sadly.
I called this past week for the first time.
I wasn't the one who physically dialed the number, but I've been in a situation where 911 needed to be called.
And also, I don't remember this, but my mother said when I was a baby I got a hold of the phone and dialed 911. They called back asking if everything was okay because all they heard in the phone was heavy breathing and gurgling noises.
Now that I'm thinking about it, I've been in multiple situations where one of my parents called 911, and many other times when we rushed to the hospital instead of waiting on the paramedics. The multiple times my brother had a severe asthma attack, the time my brother had a seizure, the time my brother dislocated his elbow, the time my brother sprained his wrist, the time my brother ingested a cashew and we found out he's allergic to nuts, the time we found out my brother had cancer, and the list goes on. My brother's had many an encounter with medical emergencies.
He's fine now. Just wanna put that out there. 14 years old, in good health, happy, smart, going places...I'm talking like Harvard places, the kid is amazing.
Yes. Once when I was like 1, and twice to report erratic drivers.
When I was 2, accidentally. My parents had to wait to change my diaper until the cops came to prove it was accidental. Oops.
As a kid I typed 911 but didn't know the phone would automatically call. But ever since I haven't needed to. Benefits of living in a town of barely 1,000 people
Many times, most of them for witnessing drug deals.
Two weeks ago. A family member was minutes from dying
I'm sorry to hear that. Are they okay?
Yes period she is getting much better. And she lost some very dear friends in the Oakland fire.
I watched someone get shot in my neighbor's driveway. Shit was insane.
Once, in the early 80s. There was an altercation going on out in the street at the end of my block between an angry guy, an apparent ex-girlfriend, and a passerby who was trying to be a peacemaker. The sidewalks were full of kids just home from school, out playing. Angry guy went into house and came back with a gun.
I called 911, along with half the other people on the block. The cops came very fast, but not fast enough. Peacemaker guy was lying dead in the street when they arrived.
No, I haven't , but it's nice to know it's there, if I need it❗
Nope. I've learned to leave well before that happens. 😉
I called 911 after finding a car on the lawn next to my driveway backed up to a tree. A woman was in it, conscious, but ignored me. Turned out her blood sugar went to low and she was nearly comatose.
Called them twice in one day when I was like 3. I did it on a rotary dial phone which I didn't even know how to use so it was purely dumb luck. They weren't happy.
I've called police twice in my life, both times this year. Use to solve my own problems. Since getting older and paying lots of property taxes. Figured I would put my money to work. First call had a unknown horse show up at my house. Second call had a unknown dog show up at my house.
I'd say that's taking advantage, not cool.
Call animal control, not the police.
We don't have animal control.
One of my best friends did, from my phone, trying to call her home in Kansas. Apparently, 1-913 and 9-113 look *exactly* the same - to at least one person from Kansas.
Not on purpose
I have to call like once a week. People are crazy.
Or are you crazy?
It's never me I have to call for its all the drunk hooligans fighting in the street, wrecking cars, etc.
Yeah. I was like five and my mom wouldn't let me watch any more television.
Looking back, I'm surprised they didn't put me up for adoption a few times.
Yes, as a professional driver have called in accidents, broken down vehicles a couple of road rage incidents.
MANY times...Mom was a 911 operator & taught me how to call & supply the needed information & what things to report. 🙂
I have only called for myself or a family member five times, I think.
1) My grandmother was hemorrhaging at home post-op & a tween me was the only person there with her.
2) & 3) Car wreck x 2 (Neither was ruled my fault)
4) & 5) With Dad toward the end of his illness
Quite a few times.
Twice, to report accidents...one of which I was involved in. The cops took over an hour to get there, and didn't know jack about DOT CDL rules. I'll only use 911 when I'm legally obligated to do so.
Oh yeah! Worse. Neighbors. Ever. Called many times, but the worst was when the boyfriend set the girlfriend on fire and she ran into the street ON FIRE! He was charged with attempted murder and went to jail. Very druggie neighbors.
Once when I was about 14. I was home alone after school and an old beat up car drove on to my lawn while I was watching TV, and a thug-looking guy ran out of the car towards my house. He started wiggling the doorknob, hit the front window, then jumped the fence to my back yard, then over the wall to the neighbors yard.
I called 911 freaking out.
About 30 seconds later 2-3 police cars came into the driveway with their guns out. Found out they were chasing him.
Happened nearly 30 years ago and it still shakes me up.
Oh my god, just the other day a similar thing happened to me. I was with my sister at home, this gangster pulls up into our driveway and bangs on our front door. When we don't open the door, the guy moves to another door. I did not call 911, we called our family and they arrived to our house in around 2 minutes. My next door neighbor also said he would watch out for anyone approaching the house. I've got the best acquaintances.
I've called a few times from my car.
Cars stopping at a garage sale were blocking the road until it was only one lane...then you had pedestrians with no sidewalk. It was an accident waiting to happen.
Many times by accident
Excuse me? Many times by accident????
My phone had this "emergency call"button that would constantly be pressed when I was out doing something that required moving around a lot, like yard work.
Twice on accident and twice on purpose.
I've called a few times. The two i remember were both reporting nonfunctioning stop lights.
Once at work while dialing 9 to connect with an external number (con call). I somehow dialed 99 instead of 9 then 11 instead of 1. I still can't figure how I did it but I assume it was an error because I was talking to someone in the room while I was dialing and wasn't paying much attention. I apologized to the operator and ensured them there was no emergency. That location somehow had enough erroneous 911 dials the locality started fining us each time.
After that dialing externally to a client in North Carolina was an anxious situation - their area code is 919. I had to dial 9-1-919-###-####!
Yes, wife went face to face with a black bear in the yard. 911 said to call your local police dept.
Not really an emergency. When I was living in the Seirra Nevada, I had black bears open my garage door and take the ice cream out of the freezer while I was working in the driveway.
She walk in the yard with bird seed. a black bear had the feeder and she was within 15 feet of the bear. She backed away. Turned and ran in the house. Bad enough the bear ruined the feeder it also took a dump on the lawn!
Was 2 years old and pressed 911 into the telephone oops
I called them for fun as a kid. My mom had to explain to them to not send over a cop car.
I butt dialed it once. I heard talking coming from my pants and I was like what the heck is my phone doing. My confusion quickly went to shock after I got the 911 what's your emergency message from the other end. She had to send a patrol car over after I explained the situation. It ended up being Nancy a friend of both of my parents and they had a friendly chat for a while.
On accident when i was little
No, and I hope I never have to.
70% of Democrats answered yes. I'm assuming they called 911 to report that the election was stolen from Hillary by the Russians.
47% of Republicans answered yes. I'm assuming that's because they are too poor to have cell phones or too dumb to know what numbers to push to call 911.
Woah don't be a d*ck man
You're a dick!
Right...but it's okay when coggy makes a similar joke
Coggys was a joke. Yours was an insult
Hey I'm sorry man. I guess republicans can dish it out, but I forgot they can't take it when it comes back at them!
Grow up. No one was insulting each other until you came into the thread.
Okay dude. I do not care. Sorry if I hurt your feelings!
I appreciate your apology! I hope you can be more tactful next time! 😀
You took coggys original joke into a useless insult that wasn't even creative!
It had more likes than anything you replied, so it had to be quite a bit more creative than yourself
My brother was not talking and his face was 🤤
Funny story. When I was 4, for about a week, I came home to an empty house because my mom was being kept late at work and couldn't get there for about 20 minutes after I arrived. One of those days, on the bus on the way home, I got a migraine that I honestly thought at the time was killing me, so I called 911 and asked them where my mom kept the Asprin, bawling my eyes out the whole time.
My mom got home to 3 angry cops demanding to know what a 4-year-old was doing at home alone, and a 4-year-old who was hiding under her bed refusing to come out because his head hurt and the cops scared the crap out of him.
So yeah...that was my 911 experience. It's one of the very first things I remember. XD
Yes. Worst experience of my life.
Me too :(
Sorry to hear it. :(
Nah, I've never been to McDonald's when they were out of chicken nuggets.