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911 Dispatcher Caught Sleeping On In Montgomery County

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A woman who called 911 after her husband was unable to breathe found a snoring Maryland dispatcher at the other end of the line.

The woman called 911 from her Montgomery County home on April 4. According to a recording of the call, she repeatedly says “hello” but gets no reply. A second dispatcher intervenes and gives her first aid advice as the first dispatcher can be heard snoring. The man was later taken to a hospital.

The slumbering dispatcher did eventually wake up and ask for the caller’s address. He was apparently unaware the caller had been on the line for about six minutes.

A fire official says the employee was placed on administrative leave. The dispatcher was a uniformed firefighter who was 17 hours into a 24-hour shift.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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