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Emergency Dispatchers Recall "Silly' Calls That Turned Out to Be Very Serious

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Life for an emergency dispatcher seems harrowing and stressful if you watch true crime shows, but the truth is, most 911 calls aren't the sorts of emergencies that make the news. And often people call 911 for things that wouldn't be considered an emergency by anyone's standards. Most of the time, people are far more alarmed about the situation in progress than they need to be.

However, a a recent reddit thread revealed, sometimes a call that initially doesn't seem very serious turns out to be quite the emergency. Here are 12 stories from dispatchers and first responders that were a much bigger deal than they seemed.