Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Crime Scenes: Call to Clean-up, Pt 1: The Call


Well, your character has gone and done it. They went and killed somebody. What is a writer to do? First and foremost, a writer has to get things right.

Over the next few posts we will be looking at how a murder scene is addressed from the moment a 911 call is made until the area is again a healthy habitation. If the words, “healthy habitation” confuse you, well, keep an eye on these posts.

Calling for help – The first step in handling an emergency is to call for emergency services. In the United States the number to call, regardless of your emergency need, is 911. But what if your character isn’t in the good ol’e U. S. of A.? Here is a handy list of emergency management numbers for the countries who boast some of the most populated and/or frequented cities in the world. I will also include a link in case the city your character finds himself in isn’t listed. Some countries, like the U.S. have a universal number. Others have different numbers for different emergencies.
              

All
Ambulance
Fire
Police
Australia
000 (112 cell phone)



Bangladesh

199
9 555 5555
855 551-3
Brazil
911



Canada
911



China

120
119
110
122 (traffic accident)
Egypt

123
180
122
France

112,15
112,18
112,17
Germany

112
112
110
Hong Kong

999


India

102
101
100, 103 (traffic accident)
Israel

101
102
100
Italy

112, 118
112, 115
112, 113
Japan

119
119
110
Malaysia

999
994
999
Mexico

065
068
060
Nigeria
199



Pakistan
15



Philippines
166, 117



Russia
112



Saudia Arabia

997
998
999
Singapore

995
995
999
Spain
112



Thailand

191
199
191
U.A.E.
998, 999



U.K. / Ireland
112, 999




I was going to post some funny 911 calls, but as I have plenty of
friends that are first responders, ridiculous 911 calls just make me angry. So, I'm attaching the funniest emergency call that was never called in to 911. I have listened to this call at least 100 times over the years and I cry laughing every single time. This is how we handle things here in Texas, y'all. Enjoy.  




Until the next round at FightWrite.net, get blood on your pages!






1 comment:

  1. Oh my.... I'm telling you, you don't mess around with little old ladies! We're a mean bunch! Hysterical! I laughed until I cried! Run, you big ape, run! And you just fled the scene of an automobile accident, so that's a double whammy once those little old ladies call their insurance company!

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