New Book From Retired 911 Dispatcher Features Real 911 Calls
In an emergency, 911 is the first phone number that comes to mind. It is a number so ingrained into our culture that its services have been depicted in movies such as "The Call" and TV shows like "Rescue 911." Author Lucia - Retired Dispatcher #160 catalogs actual calls she received during her time as a 911 dispatcher in her new memoir "9-1-1 What Is Your Emergency?" (published by AuthorHouse).
For 19 years, Lucia responded to emergency calls for the San Diego Police Department Communications Division. During that time, she was the voice of comfort to many in moments of panic and fear. However, this memoir contains many moments of humor as well.
An excerpt from "9-1-1 What Is Your Emergency?":
"A frantic woman called to say her boyfriend was in her apartment refusing to leave. She was very upset because her husband was going to be coming home soon. She wanted the police to get her boyfriend out before her husband got there."
The book demonstrates the range of calls a dispatcher receives. Whether a man calling claiming to be Bob Dylan or an actual life or death situation, the dispatcher must field them all.
"I would like the reader to get a feel of the many emotions the dispatcher feels during the course of their shift," says Lucia.
"9-1-1 What Is Your Emergency?"
By Lucia - Retired Dispatcher #160
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 252 pages | ISBN 9781491836675
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 252 pages | ISBN 9781491836682
E-Book | 252 pages | ISBN 9781491836668
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Lucia - Retired Dispatcher #160 worked with the San Diego Police Department for more than 25 years. Now retired, she lives in Murrieta, Calif., with her fiancé and two children. "9-1-1 What Is Your Emergency?" is her first book.
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