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Inside Detroit’s 911 Call Center

I was watching the news last night when an interesting story about Detroit’s 911 call center came on. The following was taken from myfoxdetroit.com:

Inside Detroit’s 911 Call Center

By SIMON SHAYKHET
myFOXDetroit.com

DETROIT – Most people will never get to see the inside of the Detroit 911 call center. So, what really happens when you call 911 from your phone? We’re asking the tough questions.

It can feel like a roller coaster. Thousands of calls for help pouring in every day.

“In 45 minutes, I’ve gotten a hundred calls,” said Annette Day.

She is one of the best. Day is also one of 16 to 20 working during a typical shift at the call center, which averages 1.7-million calls each year.

“I believe we have made several improvements over the past couple years, and we’ll continue to,” said Detroit Police Commander Russell Decrease.

The improvements, such as quality monitoring, come at a time of tough criticism; citizen reports of hour long waits and being placed on hold.

However, ask these workers and you get a different story. Their numbers show only 30-percent of the calls they get are actual emergencies. As for the rest…

“Of those 70-percent, over half of them are prank calls,” Decrease said.

Also, factor in the false alarms coming from businesses. Then consider a call on a stolen car competing with danger to human life.

“Every time another run comes in where somebody’s life or safety is in danger, that run is going to wait longer,” said Decrease. “If somebody gets the recording, they will hang up. When they hang up, they don’t realize that they instantly go to the back of the line again.”

“We do care about them. We are working hard here to help service them and get them the help they need,” Day said.

However, she admits they need more hands on deck.

“We don’t have enough operators. We don’t have enough police or EMS (techs),” said Day.

The city is hiring 15 more operators this month. They still claim a two to three minute dispatch time for life threatening calls, and less than ten minutes from that to a unit on scene anywhere.

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More Videos Of Detroits Ghetto

Here are some more videos that show the ghetto neighborhoods of Detroit. These are not my videos, these are mine: Detroit Ghetto Videos. Many of the Detroit ghetto videos I have seen on youtube have some of my footage in them, apparently people just splice it into theirs without giving me any credit. Oh well. These are just a few that are worth watching, despite some shitty rap music for the audio tracks on a few of them.

 

The Detroit ghetto videos:

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Truck Pushed Out Of 4th Floor Window At The Packard Plant

A friend of mine recently told me about this story and I just had to share it with everyone here. Now, I’ve been in the Packard Several times, and I can say that thee are numerous trucks, boats, cars, and RVs inside the building. However, some guys pushed a dump truck out of a window on the 4th floor of the Packard plant. No one really knows how a dump truck ended up on the 4th floor, but you can see below how it made it’s way out!

 

Crazy huh? Ghetto Detroit at it’s finest. It’s just amazing that people can spend so much time trying to push this truck out of the window without getting in trouble. You would think think that at some point a cop would drive by, see this happening and arrest them, but it just goes to show how little they care. Anther odd thing about the video is that it’s posted on the Wall Street Journal’s website… what does this video have to do with stocks? It really makes you think.

Here’s another video of the truck on the ground after it was pushed out:

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Man Found Frozen In Ice At Bottom Of Elevator Shaft

 

In January 2009, a man in his mid 50s named Johnnie Redding was found frozen in several feet of ice at the bottom of an elevator shaft in the Detroit Public School Warehouse (also known as the Roosevelt Warehouse). This is the building next to Michigan Central Train Depot. The River Rouge resident was discovered by some kids playing hockey on the floor in the basement which had flooded and frozen over. The police thought it was a hoax and never responded to the first call.

Apparently, the body had been just sitting in the bottom of the shaft for weeks. None of the numerous homeless people living inside the warehouse bothered to call the police. Even after the authorities were notified(multiple times), it was several days before anyone came out. It took a jackhammer to remove the body, who was later identified by his wallet.

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Officials say that Johnnie killed himself. His autopsy revealed no broken bones, no wounds and no water in his lungs, which means he did not fall into the flooded shaft and drown. Most likely, Johnnie was smoking cocaine with somebody and died, coroners suspect. Johnnie’s party pal may have panicked and tossed his body down the water-filled shaft.

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