published Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Georgia 911 dispatchers fell asleep on job, director says

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — Authorities say two 911 dispatchers in Murray County, Ga., fell asleep on duty in the past month after being warned earlier to stay awake.

Murray County 911 Director Peggy Vick said one dispatcher was given a written warning in February about sleeping on duty and was caught sleeping again in late March. Vick said she was suspended, then fired this month.

The Daily Citizen of Dalton reports that a video reviewed by Vick shows the dispatcher dozing during a shift in March.

Vick said another dispatcher was warned about sleeping in February, fell asleep again in April and was suspended. Vick said she has resigned.

Vick said the woman who resigned was turned in by a fellow dispatcher, and that she missed radio traffic between an EMS unit and the 911 center.

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princehal said...

Wow - such a constructive comment, PR. What an ironic handle for such a crass person.

April 26, 2011 at 3:49 p.m.
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