There's no question that 9-1-1 operators have a tough, but important job. Unfortunately, some people call them with decidedly non life-and-death problems. These audio snippets highlight times when people called Caddo 9-1-1 for the wrong reasons.

One caller wants police to help get a turtle out of the road,

Another calls about rabbits jumping a fence.

And the final call is a kindly sounding older lady who just wants the area code to Kentucky so she can call her niece. It's a touching call, and after it ends the operator quips, "That's one to mark for the Jay Leno show."

911.gov says an emergency is "a situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance" and you should call 9-1-1 if there's...

  • ...A fire
  • ...A crime, especially if in progress
  • ...A car crash, especially if someone is injured
  • ...A medical emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, having chest pain, having uncontrollable bleeding, or any other symptoms that require immediate medical attention