One night, we received a 911 call from a staff member at a retirement community. The community's security system had malfunctioned and one of their residents had wandered away. We immediately dispatched multiple police units and notified other 911 centers in the area. We notified fire and emergency medical services supervisors as well. We organized a ground search for the resident. Within minutes, we had first responders checking the area. It was a cold night and we had received information that the resident was only wearing a nightgown. We were preparing a RoCo Alert
and had a police K9 responding to assist with the search, when the resident was found only a few minutes after the original call.
Being the first of the first responders is an awesome responsibility.