Police response is being delayed nationwide by a shortage of 911 operators.
Many thousands of 911 calls are being answered in cities across the country, including New Orleans and Los Angeles, New Orleans, Portland, Cleveland, Cleveland, Atlanta, Portland, Los Angeles, Portland, Cleveland, and Atlanta.
Michelle Yi, reality star “Survivor Fiji,” Santa Monica homeless woman attacked her. According to her friend, when she called 911, she received a message that operators were available. “currently busy.”
Daniel Grossman was placed on hold for over two minutes by Atlanta police after calling 911 about a road rage incident.
“You assume certain basic emergency services. You assume that when you pick up and call 911, someone will answer,” Grossman spoke to Inside Edition.
Call 911 every second counts. The standard for emergency calls is to be answered in 10 to 15-second intervals. However, a shortage of 911 operators and an increase in calls due to crime make it challenging to meet this standard. This could lead to tragic results.
Naisha Chapman claims she grabbed her smartphone after a Philadelphia man was killed outside her Philadelphia home.
“I called 911, and the phone just rang and rang and rang,” Chapman stated.
Experts believe that the shortage of 911 operators is caused by stress, low pay, and other factors.
“The shift work and the long hours are also factors that contribute to people saying, ‘Hey, I can do better elsewhere, or I can’t put up with this,'” Brian Fontes is the CEO of the National Emergency Number Association.
Every year, the United States receives more than 200,000,000 911 calls.