January 06, 2004
Text of 911 Calls After Conway Plant Explosion
Just this morning about 1/2 mile from my office an explosion occured at a chemical plant. The Associated Press has released the transcripts of the 911 calls for the emergency.
Verbatim of the first emergency calls to come in after the Detco plant explosion in Conway.
First call, 11:05 a.m.
*First person: “We need the fire department at Detco, 601 E. Robins.”
*Woman: “Do we need to exit the building something else could blow up?”
*Operator: “What’s your emergency?”
*First person: “I don’t know. Something just blew up. There’s black smoke coming out of the building.”
Second call, 11:05 a.m.
*Another woman at Detco, screaming: “Come on.”
*Operator: “Where are you?”
*Woman: “Detco, we need an ambulance and a fire truck.”
Third call, 11:06 a.m.
*Third woman: “The building behind me just made a big boom.”
*Operator: “Is it Detco?”
*Third woman: “I don’t know. It’s next to the adult education.”
Other quotes from 911 callers include: a woman screaming, “Oh my God, a guy’s on fire,” another woman telling the operator, “We need a paramedic.”
Source: The Associated Press. © 2004 All Rights Reserved.Posted by akvalley at January 6, 2004 04:07 PM | TrackBack