Real 911 Calls
The following exchanges are taken from transcripts of actual 9-1-1 emergency calls:
Caller: “I’d like to make a unanimous complaint, so don’t use my name.”
Caller: “I’m reporting a deer on the road. I almost hit it.”
Caller: “Am I talking to a real person, or this a recording?”
Caller: (irate) “That’s ‘W’ as in Williams and ‘Y’ as in why.”
Caller: “We might (cough) need the fire department here (cough).”
Caller: “Is it okay for a civilian to take a person to the hospital, or does the ambulance have to do it?”
Caller: “He’s not breathing!”
Caller (on realising the police are on the way): “Get the keg outta here, dude!”
Call-taker: “Does she have any weapons?”
Call-taker: “We’ll need a description of him.”
Caller: “No, she just didn’t fall…I helped her!”
Complaint about a stolen mailbox:
Caller: “I’m scared, I just got a Ouija board for my birthday, and now there’s writing on my wall and I can’t get it off……this thing is going back to K-Mart first thing in the morning!
This page was last updated December 1, 2005.