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February 14th, 2008, 08:45 AM #1
911 Operator Puts Caller on Hold; Disabled woman Dies in Fire
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Saw this on TV. it's sad that somebody died and the last place that a person (for DOYLESTOWN, Pa) can turn to is unreliable.
A disabled woman who called 911 to report a fire in her bedroom was put on hold and later died in the blaze
It took seven rings — about 27 seconds — before a 911 operator picked up the call from Brenda Orr, according to The Intelligencer of Doylestown. Orr was then put on hold for another 27 seconds, the paper reported Friday.
Police, fire and emergency services logs show agencies were dispatched to Orr's Doylestown home at 10:33 a.m., two minutes after she called 911. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 10:35 a.m. It took them more than 30 minutes to get most of the fire extinguished.http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,330191,00.html
Video on another site
February 14th, 2008, 09:01 AM #2
Unfortunately I heard that too. Soooooo sad.
February 14th, 2008, 09:32 AM #3
Something just doesn't sound right about that. The firefighters arrived 4 minutes after the call, so it's likely they were already in route before she called. Although you never want to hear about delays like this or someone losing their life in a fire, I'm not convinced that the delay had anything to do with her dying.
February 14th, 2008, 09:36 AM #4
How terrifying for her, can you imagine being in a fire and asked to hold....She must have been so scared...and then to perish....truly sad....
February 14th, 2008, 04:30 PM #5
Terribly sad.~Lisa - Brilliant Mastermind, or Nut? You decide!
February 14th, 2008, 08:34 PM #6
This is just too sad and too bad....
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