911 Dispatchers Tell All: Our Craziest Calls Ever

You’ve heard their voices, but have you ever wondered what’s happening on the other end of the line when you’re speaking with a 911 dispatcher? Calls about suicide and cardiac arrest are just another day on the job for these 911 dispatchers. Read on for their heartbreaking confessions.

Careful: some of the calls will haunt you.It takes a special person to fill the role.

I'm a 911 dispatcher and I don't think we get enough credit for our hard work.
12 hours a day of listening to problems and helping save lives.

The job takes its toll.

I'm a 911 dispatcher and an EMT after 9 years, I'm an emotional mute. Death, child abuse , and sex crimes, just another day. I wish I could feel.

The Hardest Call I ever took

I'm a 911 operator. The hardest conversation I've had is with a mother who's infant child passed away in the night.

Some calls stay with you.

I'm a 911 dispatcher, been doing it for 5 years.  To this day, I still can't shake the call when a woman killed herself on the phone with me.