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the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition

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employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service

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911 Operator: Sector David, I'm showing a 10-54 (ambulance case) in your sector.
He said to a 911 operator: "I'm in Orlando and I did the shootings."
I breathlessly confided to a 911 operator and told her the whole story.
Emergency assistance providers say it takes about 30 to 40 seconds for an English-speaking 911 operator to connect with a Language Line interpreter or translator on a three-way line with the caller.
A 911 operator in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, has been reassigned after repeatedly telling a caller to "stop whining." The caller's father and his fiance had just been struck by a hit-and-run driver, and the father later died.
-- A police chief told a 911 operator that he accidentally shot his wife early New Year's Day inside their suburban home southwest of Atlanta, investigators said Thursday.
In the short ad we see the woman frantically telling a 911 operator what's happening and begging for police assistance, but as usual in life-and-death situations, seconds count, and the police are still minutes away.
The proposal would require hotels and motels to update their systems to allow a 911 call to connect to a 911 operator without having to dial 9 first.
When a 911 operator receives a call that a patient is not breathing or doesn't have a pulse, initiation of an attempt at resuscitation is the rule.
Given Halle Berry, as a veteran 911 operator whose mistake months ago haunts her, and Abigail Breslin as a kidnapped teen on the cell phone from a darkened car trunk, and a half-decent tale of horror, guilt, problem solving and redemption, Anderson couldn't go far wrong.
The thesp had nothing but praise for her character, a 911 operator turned vigilante, "Rarely do I find roles to play that are this meaty and empowering, so I desperately wanted to do this movie," she said.
She discussed her role of Jordan, a veteran 911 operator, who after receiving a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, realises that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.
Prosecutors say Zimmerman profiled and pursued the teen after being instructed by a 911 operator to stop following the teen, who was coming home from a convenience store.
Rumourmongers spread the word that the mayor used foul language in calling the 911 operator. This was repeated by the Press.
With no obvious way out, Paul discovers a mobile phone with a weak signal and calls for help, telling the 911 operator, "I don't know what's going on.