911 Dispatchers Reveal What It's Really Like To Answer People's Calls During Their Worst Moments

"Sometimes I truly enjoy my job because dealing with other peoples' problems seems to be easier than dealing with my own."

We all know to call 911 in case of an emergency, but most of us don't think twice about the people answering those calls day in and day out. What are their experiences like? How does it feel to constantly pick up the phone with the knowledge that someone is in danger on the other line? 

Well, thanks to the Whisper app, an anonymous confessions platform, we now have a better idea and can bring some awareness to their difficult job. 911 dispatchers used the Whisper app to share some of the challenges they face. Some of them also revealed that through it all, the ability to help people during their most desperate times is truly gratifying.

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