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Firefighter lets a man die
« on: July 29, 2015, 06:36:52 pm »
Yeah morbid eh?

A firefighter, working as a dispatcher hung up on a lady trying to save her friend because she cursed at him.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-mexico-firefighter-911-caller_55b791b4e4b0224d8833cef0?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

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An investigation is underway after a New Mexico firefighter dismissively hung up on a caller reporting a shooting that led to the death of a local teenager.

Firefighter Matthew Sanchez was on dispatch duty last month when he got a call about the shooting of Albuquerque high schooler Jaydon Chavez-Silver, 17. The teen was at a house with around 10 other people when someone shot at the house five times, KRQE reports, striking and eventually killing Chavez-Silver.

In audio first obtained by KRQE last Monday, a 911 caller, clearly distraught, can be heard saying she is trying to give the victim CPR .

Sanchez asks if the boy is breathing. The caller says "barely," and can be heard encouraging Chavez-Silver to "stay with me."

"Is he breathing?" Sanchez asks again.

“He’s barely breathing," the caller replies. "How many times do I have to fucking tell you?”

“OK, you know what, ma’am?" Sanchez responds. "You can deal with it yourself. I’m not gonna deal with this, OK?”

"No, my friend is dying!" the caller says before Sanchez hangs up.

A spokeswoman for the Albuquerque Fire Department told HuffPost that the department will not be commenting until it concludes its investigation of the incident. It is unclear when that will be. In the meantime, Sanchez has been placed on administrative desk duty, the spokeswoman said.

Oh you can't deal with this?  You can't deal with someone in distress cursing at you?  Well fuck you buddy.  Hope they nail you for negligent homicide.

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Re: Firefighter lets a man die
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2015, 06:39:16 pm »
Why not both?  Depraved, negligently indifferent homicide.  His sentence shall be being duct-taped to a wall for the rest of his natural life.  With itching powder in his underwear.
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Re: Firefighter lets a man die
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2015, 06:52:07 pm »
What a piece of shit.

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Re: Firefighter lets a man die
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2015, 12:39:18 am »
What a heinous horse's ass.
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Re: Firefighter lets a man die
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2015, 06:34:24 pm »
How did somebody that sensitive manage to become a firefighter?

You go into burning buildings and are a first responder to all manner of horrific accidents but someone saying fuck upsets you so much it makes you hang up on them? What a fucking looser.

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Re: Firefighter lets a man die
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2015, 03:42:19 am »
You'd think emergency responders and dispatchers would be used to being cursed at.  I mean, sometimes the person you're helping, or on the other end of the line is scared shitless and/or in great pain or shock and not exactly thinking straight, and minutes seem like hours.  Of course they're going to take out their fear and frustration on someone.  The cuss cannon is pretty much spinning around and firing at everyone at that point.  9 times out of 10 the one saying the things doesn't mean a word of it.

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Re: Firefighter lets a man die
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2015, 09:26:24 am »
As a notice, this is an old version of the corrected article. The person was actually a 911 dispatcher, not a firefighter. But it's still horrifying.
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Re: Firefighter lets a man die
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2015, 10:56:19 am »
Where do they find these people? Why do they bother becoming dispatchers.

I know they're often overworked and under-payed but this is no excuse!

There a bunch of these cases of "Dispatchers Behaving Badly". Are these folks hired off the street? Any idiot would know that it would be a high-stress, often thankless job. These idiots have no excuse.

Sometimes I think sociopaths join the job so they can play "God". Bastards!

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Re: Firefighter lets a man die
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2015, 12:31:04 am »
As a notice, this is an old version of the corrected article. The person was actually a 911 dispatcher, not a firefighter. But it's still horrifying.

I was going to ask if this was an old story or if there were more than one incident of these... Hopefully this has been used as an example for 911 dispatchers how NOT to do their job.
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