Since about 2006 I have collected logging tapes and other recordings from various public sources that document emergency incidents. All of these recordings are public domain and have no copyright limitations, so you can freely use them for training or otherwise distribute them. I have posted these particular recordings because they represent examples of critical or unusual calls, and provide excellent second-hand experience for a public safety dispatcher. In many cases, a 911 call here might be the only time you’ll ever encounter the situation being reported, such as an airline crash. I’ve tried to provide enough information so that you can Google names and agencies to obtain further information about the incidents.
In most cases I’ve converted the recordings to the common mp3 format, which allows you to easily download, play and burn the recordings to CDs. However, some computer systems may have trouble playing the recordings.
If you have recordings of unusual or critical incidents that you’d like to share, e-mail the file to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can browse the tapes by year on the following pages, or simply search the tape library for a particular city or keyword.
Reel #1 - 2006 to 2007
#2 - 2008
#3 - 2008 to 2009
#4 - 2008- to 2009
#5 - 2008 to 2009
#6 - 2009
#7 - 2009 to 2010
#11 - 2010 to 2011