Last night, Facebook & Instagram went down for about an hour, and during that time, one local dispatcher says she fielded about 5 911 calls asking when the websites would be back online.
The dispatcher, who asked to remain anonymous, said “I just want to know if you can put a note out to Claycordians asking them to not call 911 when a website doesn’t work? We have nothing to do with Facebook and when Facebook isn’t working, it’s not an emergency. Our lines our dedicated to handle life and death calls, and even though Facebook is important to a lot of people, it’s not a matter of life and death when it stops working. One caller even called back to tell me I was being rude because I told her it wasn’t a life threatening emergency. Thank you Claycord for all you do”.
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Claycordians, for future reference, the number to Facebook is 650-543-4800.