EMERGENCY PHONE MONITORING: REAL CALLS

Elevator Phone, Pool Phone, and Help Phone Calls handled by our professional emergency phone operators

Featured Call

A 7-year-old caller from Fort Worth called from a Kings III Pool Phone advising that we was lost. He stopped responding after being asked questions, but it was a unclear if it was due to audio issues or the child leaving the phone. Our operators contacted the local police department, and the child did call back. On the callback, the child said he was able to see his parents and stopped responding again.

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Infographic highlighting Kings III's emergency communication services: Over 100K help phones, 197K+ calls monthly, including 1,702 entrapments and 2,889 dispatches. Operators quickly assist in emergencies, such as connecting callers to the Veterans Crisis hotline

Caller from Wichita Falls

A caller from Wichita Falls went to her friend’s house, Debbie, for a visit. When the caller approached the home, she found that the door was open. Inside she found Debbie with her head and knees in the tub, stiff and cold to the touch. The caller went to the office pool phone to call us for help. The caller stated that D...Read More

Caller from Wichita Falls

A caller from Wichita Falls went to her friend’s house, Debbie, for a visit. When the caller approached the home, she found that the door was open. Inside she found Debbie with her head and knees in the tub, stiff and cold to the touch. The caller went to the office pool phone to call us for help. The caller stated that Debbie was an alcoholic and she wasn’t sure if she had been washing her hair in the tub or if she had passed out due to alcohol consumption. EMS was dispatched immediately and EDC supervisor Emily stayed on the line with the caller and gathered information. The caller refused to check for a pulse, advising that Debbie was beyond her help and needed EMS. We helped her to remain calm and know that help was on the way.

2.0 rating

Pool Phone Call
June 10, 2024

Caller from Phoenix, AZ

We received a call from an elevator phone at a storage facility. The caller reported their 10-year-old son was locked in the basement of the building. They did confirm that nobody was stuck in the elevator, they just used the elevator phone to report their emergency. Our Operator called the passenger’s cell phone to maint...Read More

Caller from Phoenix, AZ

We received a call from an elevator phone at a storage facility. The caller reported their 10-year-old son was locked in the basement of the building. They did confirm that nobody was stuck in the elevator, they just used the elevator phone to report their emergency. Our Operator called the passenger’s cell phone to maintain communication so that they didn’t become entrapped in the elevator while trying to relay the information. After attempting to notify the property contacts with no response, the Fire Department was dispatched to assist.

2.0 rating

Elevator Phone Call
April 10, 2024

Caller from St. Petersburg, FL

We received a call from an elevator at a property of ours. The passenger advised the operator that he was stuck inside and reported he has a heart condition and claustrophobic. When asked if he would like us to contact EMS, he declined. Operator 1 stayed on the line with the passenger while another Operator 2 dispatched the...Read More

Caller from St. Petersburg, FL

We received a call from an elevator at a property of ours. The passenger advised the operator that he was stuck inside and reported he has a heart condition and claustrophobic. When asked if he would like us to contact EMS, he declined. Operator 1 stayed on the line with the passenger while another Operator 2 dispatched the elevator company. Operator 1 offered to call the passenger’s wife to make her aware, and the passenger agreed. Operator 1 attempted to contact his wife but was unsuccessful. Operator 1 remained on the line to monitor his progress until the elevator company arrived.

2.0 rating

Elevator Phone Call
February 12, 2024

Caller from Austin, TX

We received a call from a 14-year-old girl using a pool phone, urgently requesting police assistance. She revealed her awareness of an existing arrest warrant and expressed a voluntary surrender, along with her companion. Law enforcement was dispatched just after midnight. Two additional calls were made at 4:00 am and 5:30 ...Read More

Caller from Austin, TX

We received a call from a 14-year-old girl using a pool phone, urgently requesting police assistance. She revealed her awareness of an existing arrest warrant and expressed a voluntary surrender, along with her companion. Law enforcement was dispatched just after midnight. Two additional calls were made at 4:00 am and 5:30 am, inquiring about the officers’ expected arrival time at the specified location. Throughout the entire duration, our dispatchers maintained a non-judgmental environment, offering continuous follow-up and care, serving as a liaison between the young woman and law enforcement.

0.5 rating

Pool Phone Call
December 21, 2023

Caller from Deerfield Beach, FL

We received a call from an elevator phone from a male resident requesting EMS. The resident advised the operator that his wife was unconscious on the bathroom floor of their apartment. The caller did not stay by the elevator phone because he wanted to return to his wife until EMS arrived. Our operator was able to dispatch E...Read More

Caller from Deerfield Beach, FL

We received a call from an elevator phone from a male resident requesting EMS. The resident advised the operator that his wife was unconscious on the bathroom floor of their apartment. The caller did not stay by the elevator phone because he wanted to return to his wife until EMS arrived. Our operator was able to dispatch EMS.

5.0 rating

Elevator Phone Call
November 10, 2023

Caller from Tuscaloosa, AL

Operator 1 received a call from an elevator phone from someone requesting EMS. The caller believed that their 18-year-old friend was roofied and as they were on their way to their car to transport her friend to the emergency room, the elevator got stuck. The passenger stated that their friend was breathing, but was unconsci...Read More

Caller from Tuscaloosa, AL

Operator 1 received a call from an elevator phone from someone requesting EMS. The caller believed that their 18-year-old friend was roofied and as they were on their way to their car to transport her friend to the emergency room, the elevator got stuck. The passenger stated that their friend was breathing, but was unconscious. Another Operator 2 dispatched EMS while Operator 1 stayed on the line with the caller. The passenger stopped responding, However, Operator 2 confirmed that the Fire Department and EMS were on the scene and the patient was being treated.

2.0 rating

Elevator Phone Call
October 13, 2023

Caller from Seabrook, TX

Our operator received a call via pool phone from a gentleman asking if we could help him get connected to the Veterans Crisis hotline. While we didn't have the number readily available in our database, our operator did a quick Google search and found the hotline number and was able to conference in the caller within minutes...Read More

Caller from Seabrook, TX

Our operator received a call via pool phone from a gentleman asking if we could help him get connected to the Veterans Crisis hotline. While we didn’t have the number readily available in our database, our operator did a quick Google search and found the hotline number and was able to conference in the caller within minutes. Once the call was connected to the hotline, our operator notified the property of the request that had been made via the pool phone.

0.5 rating

Pool Phone Call
September 20, 2023

Caller from Kissimmee, FL

We received a call that appeared to be an accident. Our operator listened in, trying to connect and communicate with someone. They could hear noises in the background but couldn't make anything out of it. The operator logged it as "voices heard" and closed the call. Two minutes later, that exact same elevator phone called b...Read More

Caller from Kissimmee, FL

We received a call that appeared to be an accident. Our operator listened in, trying to connect and communicate with someone. They could hear noises in the background but couldn’t make anything out of it. The operator logged it as “voices heard” and closed the call. Two minutes later, that exact same elevator phone called back in. A different operator answered, but the situation was the same. They were unable to make anything of the noises they heard. This operator looked at the history and saw that this was the second call within two minutes. They began to think that somebody was in the elevator and needed help. The operator called through the property’s call escalation list and dispatched the Fire Department and Emergency Services. That elevator phone continued to call a total of fourteen times that same day. On the fourteenth call, the Fire Department was on site and helping an unattended, disabled minor who had been pressing the help button repeatedly.

2.0 rating

Pool Phone Call
August 8, 2023

Caller from Athens, GA

During an elevator entrapment, the passenger called into the EDC and couldn't hear us very well. The operator could hear the passenger, though. After confirming they were entrapped, our operator dispatched the fire department. A few minutes later the passenger called back to state that they couldn't breathe, so our operator...Read More

Caller from Athens, GA

During an elevator entrapment, the passenger called into the EDC and couldn’t hear us very well. The operator could hear the passenger, though. After confirming they were entrapped, our operator dispatched the fire department. A few minutes later the passenger called back to state that they couldn’t breathe, so our operators called EMS and dispatched them as well.

Pool Phone Call
July 12, 2023

Caller from San Antonio, TX

We received a call from the pool phone at one of our properties requesting EMS. The young lady reported that her 20 year old friend had recently switched her seizure medication and had an episode. Due to the seizure she had fell and hit her head.

Caller from San Antonio, TX

We received a call from the pool phone at one of our properties requesting EMS. The young lady reported that her 20 year old friend had recently switched her seizure medication and had an episode. Due to the seizure she had fell and hit her head.

Pool Phone Call
June 15, 2023

Caller from Merritt Island, FL

We received a call from a property of ours in Merritt Island, FL. The call was from a distraught child who came to the pool phone at his apartment to report that his mother was not feeling well. The child reported that his mother was not able to move and had low blood pressure. The son was very upset about his mother’s he...Read More

Caller from Merritt Island, FL

We received a call from a property of ours in Merritt Island, FL. The call was from a distraught child who came to the pool phone at his apartment to report that his mother was not feeling well. The child reported that his mother was not able to move and had low blood pressure. The son was very upset about his mother’s health and our Emergency Dispatch Center Operators did a wonderful job keeping him calm and dispatching emergency services to provide help.

Pool Phone Call
May 3, 2023

Caller from Orlando

A resident at the property came across a young child inside the elevator with no parents. The first operator escalated to a second operator for police assistance, while the first operator gathered additional information.  The resident rode the elevator to each floor looking for the child’s parents, and upon finding the p...Read More

Caller from Orlando

A resident at the property came across a young child inside the elevator with no parents. The first operator escalated to a second operator for police assistance, while the first operator gathered additional information.  The resident rode the elevator to each floor looking for the child’s parents, and upon finding the parents, the police dispatch was canceled.

Elevator Phone Call
April 3, 2023

Caller from San Antonio

We received a call from a gentleman advising that he had found a 30-something-year-old male inside the elevator that had collapsed and appeared to be having a seizure. The call was escalated to an EMD-certified operator to handle the EMS call, while the first operator dispatched authorities.

Caller from San Antonio

We received a call from a gentleman advising that he had found a 30-something-year-old male inside the elevator that had collapsed and appeared to be having a seizure. The call was escalated to an EMD-certified operator to handle the EMS call, while the first operator dispatched authorities.

Elevator Phone Call
April 3, 2023

Caller from Dallas

Operator #1 received a call from the office pool phone advising that they had been beaten up by their spouse about 30 minutes ago inside their apartment. They said that they were hit in the face and unable to open their eyes. They had gone to multiple neighbors asking for help, but nobody would call 911. Operator #1 escalat...Read More

Caller from Dallas

Operator #1 received a call from the office pool phone advising that they had been beaten up by their spouse about 30 minutes ago inside their apartment. They said that they were hit in the face and unable to open their eyes. They had gone to multiple neighbors asking for help, but nobody would call 911. Operator #1 escalated the call and Operator #2 dispatched PD & EMS. Operator #1 stayed on the line with the caller until they stopped responding.

Pool Phone Call
April 3, 2023

Caller from San Antonio

Operator #1 received a call from the office pool phone from a 19-year-old female requesting EMS.  The female was at her apartment complex gym and had a 45lb weight fall on her ring finger (with a ring on it) while she was trying to rerack the weights. Operator #1 escalated the call to Operator #2 for AEMD due to the female...Read More

Caller from San Antonio

Operator #1 received a call from the office pool phone from a 19-year-old female requesting EMS.  The female was at her apartment complex gym and had a 45lb weight fall on her ring finger (with a ring on it) while she was trying to rerack the weights. Operator #1 escalated the call to Operator #2 for AEMD due to the female advising that she was losing circulation.  Operator #2 gathered the information and escalated the call again for dispatch. Paramedics were dispatched and the 911 operator did reassure the caller that she could lose circulation for 6 hours before anything happened, so she was going to be ok.

2.0 rating

Pool Phone Call
April 3, 2023

Caller from Pensacola

We received a call from a property of ours in Pensacola, FL. Management advised us that a 73-year-old female resident tripped while going up the steps to the office/clubhouse. Her head was bleeding from the fall. Management went directly to our phone instead of calling 911, even though the phone wasn’t right next to where...Read More

Caller from Pensacola

We received a call from a property of ours in Pensacola, FL. Management advised us that a 73-year-old female resident tripped while going up the steps to the office/clubhouse. Her head was bleeding from the fall. Management went directly to our phone instead of calling 911, even though the phone wasn’t right next to where the resident was.  Our first operator stayed on the line with management to gather any updates while a second operator dispatched EMS.

Help Phone Call
April 3, 2023

Caller from Wichita

We received a call from a help phone at our customer’s property from a 15-year-old youth who ran away from a home he had been placed in. He just jumped on a bus and took it to a location he didn’t know. He arrived in Wichita, KS on a bus at 3:10 PM and wandered around until midnight, until he felt the need to call for h...Read More

Caller from Wichita

We received a call from a help phone at our customer’s property from a 15-year-old youth who ran away from a home he had been placed in. He just jumped on a bus and took it to a location he didn’t know. He arrived in Wichita, KS on a bus at 3:10 PM and wandered around until midnight, until he felt the need to call for help.

We were able to send help his way by dispatching the police to his location and notify the appropriate personnel at the property so they were aware of the situation.

2.0 rating

Help Phone Call
March 6, 2023

Caller from Houston

We received a call from an apartment complex. A resident who had just had surgery had collapsed in their apartment and her husband called the front office for help. The site manager called 911 but the line was busy. They then used our pool phone to call us for help and we were able to contact emergency services and get help...Read More

Caller from Houston

We received a call from an apartment complex. A resident who had just had surgery had collapsed in their apartment and her husband called the front office for help. The site manager called 911 but the line was busy. They then used our pool phone to call us for help and we were able to contact emergency services and get help on the way.

Pool Phone Call
April 21, 2022

Caller from Austin

We received a call from a senior living center where a caller was using a pool phone while having a mental health emergency. When our Emergency Dispatch Center called the property, the property replied that this was an elderly person who was off their medicine, and the staff was unable to help her due to another emergency. ...Read More

Caller from Austin

We received a call from a senior living center where a caller was using a pool phone while having a mental health emergency. When our Emergency Dispatch Center called the property, the property replied that this was an elderly person who was off their medicine, and the staff was unable to help her due to another emergency. Our operator team went above and beyond and called police and EMS services, who also said they couldn’t help since the caller was declining emergency services. The EMS team suggested calling the Austin mental health crisis line. While it’s not part of our protocols, the EDC team did the right thing and took the initiative by following the EMS recommendation. They conferenced in the mental health line and kept the line open so that the caller could speak with them and get this woman some help.

2.0 rating

Pool Phone Call
March 15, 2022

Caller from Connecticut

Two callers, one male and one female placed a call from a pool phone in Connecticut, advising our operator that they had been walking down the street when a lady came to her front door and asked them to call 911 for her because she doesn’t have a working phone inside her residence and she wasn’t feeling well. This lady ...Read More

Caller from Connecticut

Two callers, one male and one female placed a call from a pool phone in Connecticut, advising our operator that they had been walking down the street when a lady came to her front door and asked them to call 911 for her because she doesn’t have a working phone inside her residence and she wasn’t feeling well. This lady lives next to a community pool, so the couple walked down to the clubhouse and used the pool phone to call us. Another great example showing that our phones are not just used for emergencies related to pools and elevators.

2.0 rating

Pool Phone Call
January 27, 2022

Caller from Wichita Falls

A caller from Wichita Falls went to her friend’s house, Debbie, for a visit. When the caller approached the home, she found that the door was open.  Inside she found Debbie with her head and knees in the tub, stiff and cold to the touch. The caller went to the office pool phone to call us for help.  The caller stated th...Read More

Caller from Wichita Falls

A caller from Wichita Falls went to her friend’s house, Debbie, for a visit. When the caller approached the home, she found that the door was open.  Inside she found Debbie with her head and knees in the tub, stiff and cold to the touch. The caller went to the office pool phone to call us for help.  The caller stated that Debbie was an alcoholic and she wasn’t sure if she had been washing her hair in the tub or if she had passed out due to alcohol consumption. EMS was dispatched immediately and EDC supervisor Emily stayed on the line with the caller and gathered information. The caller refused to check for a pulse, advising that Debbie was beyond her help and needed EMS. We helped her to remain calm and know that help was on the way.

2.0 rating

Help Phone Call
January 27, 2022

Caller from Lauderhill

Our emergency dispatch center supervisor received an emergency phone activation from an elevator in Lauderhill, Florida. The caller told Emily he had been shot and needed police and emergency medical services. The only information Emily could get was that he was on the 1st floor and he wasn’t sure if anyone else had been ...Read More

Caller from Lauderhill

Our emergency dispatch center supervisor received an emergency phone activation from an elevator in Lauderhill, Florida. The caller told Emily he had been shot and needed police and emergency medical services. The only information Emily could get was that he was on the 1st floor and he wasn’t sure if anyone else had been hurt. He stopped responding after providing this information. He was conscious and breathing when he first called, but his speech started to slur before he stopped responding and it was unclear if he had exited the elevator or if his condition changed. The EDC immediately dispatched and passed on his location information to emergency responders.

2.0 rating

Elevator Phone Call
January 27, 2022

Caller from Apache Junction

Kings III received a call from the pool phone behind the clubhouse from a gentleman advising that there was another male in his 60’s had fallen in the parking lot out front and hit his head on a parking block. The male was bleeding from his head and the only way that he was able to call for help is through the pool phone....Read More

Caller from Apache Junction

Kings III received a call from the pool phone behind the clubhouse from a gentleman advising that there was another male in his 60’s had fallen in the parking lot out front and hit his head on a parking block. The male was bleeding from his head and the only way that he was able to call for help is through the pool phone.  The wife stayed up front with the male and the gentleman that found him ran to the back of the complex and used the pool phone to call us.

2.0 rating

Pool Phone Call
January 27, 2022

Caller from United States

A Kings III operator received an activation from an Office Pool at 3:20am and connected with a female that was clearly under the influence.  It was evident by her speech and the lack of her being able to answer our questions or tell us what was going on that she needed assistance, so the operator continued to ask probing q...Read More

Caller from United States

Caller from United States

A Kings III operator received an activation from an Office Pool at 3:20am and connected with a female that was clearly under the influence.  It was evident by her speech and the lack of her being able to answer our questions or tell us what was going on that she needed assistance, so the operator continued to ask probing questions to ensure he did what he could. The female declined our offer to call her children or her husband and said that she would call her husband herself.  The operator disconnected the call and within a few minutes, we received another activation. This time another Kings III operator received the call from the same female. This operator provided suggestions and offered assistance to which the female advised that she had tried all those ways to get out, but the gates were all locked and her key fob wasn’t working. The operator again offered to call her husband for her because she was unable to contact anyone from the property. The female gave the same numbers, but in many different sequences, so Kim had to clarify many times in order to get a working #. Our operator exhausted all management contacts and the female’s husband, ultimately ending with a Fire dispatch to assist her out of the gated pool area.

This call was very early in the morning, and it ended up that the female did not have her cell phone with her. Had the property not had a Kings III phone, there is no telling how long she would have had to stay locked in the pool area before someone discovered her.

2.0 rating
Caller from United States

Pool Phone Call
January 27, 2022

Caller from Killingworth

A Kings III operator received a call from a pool phone. The male and female on the other end of the line advised that they had been walking down the street and a lady that lives at 14 Swan Lake Trail came to her front door and asked them to call 911 for her because she doesn’t have a working phone inside her residence and...Read More

Caller from Killingworth

A Kings III operator received a call from a pool phone. The male and female on the other end of the line advised that they had been walking down the street and a lady that lives at 14 Swan Lake Trail came to her front door and asked them to call 911 for her because she doesn’t have a working phone inside her residence and she wasn’t feeling well.  The couple walked down to the Clubhouse and used the pool phone to call us.

2.0 rating

Pool Phone Call
January 26, 2022

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Kings III monitors 110,000+ help phones across the U.S. Some customers are highlighted below:

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Kings III monitors 65,000+ help phones across the U.S. Some customers are highlighted below:

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