Messing with emergency services gets me sooooooooo bleepity-bleep-bleep angry. I nearly put my fist through the front and back of my heavy 15" CRT, but didn't as it would have been rather unprofessional of me to do so, especially at the office. I just can't believe someone would want to use their talents to mess with life saving services...at all!
However, I'm also of the opinion that the person(s) doing this needs a friend, a little TLC, and/or an empowering responsibility to use their talents. Open request to anyone who knows the person(s) who did this - give'em a hug and treat'em to an ice cream and conversation. I just choose to have a bigger heart over feeding my anger - and I look forward to the person(s) who did this (and/or their friends) to also be that impressive.
Regarding an empowering responsibility, consider getting together with your town's emergency services division or with a university studying the use of emergency resources - even joining a volunteer fire department to get some hands on experience. Consider putting out a paper on parametrically coordinated response of emergency resources during massive emergency & evacuation scenarios or creating metrics by which the efficiency and performance of emergency services can be judged. There's a bunch of studies on this already, but with new technologies available there's tons of opportunities to make leaps forward in emergency service response and performance. You'd be a hero - possibly even redefining what a hero is and what they do. Consider it.
Be well and have fun,
Volunteer firefighter (former/on pause), Public safety minder (always)
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