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Friday, October 28, 2011

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A telephone call for help was wrongly routed to Springfield on March 22, 1952. The caller reported a fire on Massillon Road. That didn't make sense to the dispatcher who politely responded: "This is the Springfield Fire Division." The caller apologized, saying she wanted the Akron Fire Department - 160 miles away.

Associated Press story in St. Petersburg, Florida, Times - 3/23/1952