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Fire Fighters Phone Message

Original post made by Mutti on Oct 11, 2013

Anyone besides me unhappy that the Firefighters used the City "Emergency" phone calling system to advertise their pancake breakfast? All the phones in our house started ringing at the same time this morning. I refused the one on my cell, but it still left a voicemail.

This system is wonderful and should be used for fires, floods, kidnappings, etc. But, it is not an advertising system!

I don't like being Spammed by the City!!

Comments

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Yes, I was annoyed by this too. I opened mine thinking it was an emergency, but several phones at the meeting I was at all started ringing with the same message.

This completely misuses the system and like the boy who called wolf, we will soon all start ignoring the system and when the real emergency occurs we will never know.