County 9-1-1 services: don't bet your life on them
Last updated 6/14/2007 at Noon
Recently, I attempted to call 9-1-1 after observing a dangerous situation on the roadway. After 10 or 11 rings, I received a California Highway Patrol 9-1-1 recording. Then I was placed on hold. After five minutes on hold, I hung up.
Many citizens believe that in an emergency, help is just a phone call away. However, people should know that in San Diego County, including Camp Pendleton, if you are in a wreck, your house is on fire or a family member has a medical emergency, you may not be able to reach emergency services in time when minutes can mean the difference between life and death....