Ignore Those Explosions – I’m Batman Pittsburgh!

It pays to be Batman.  You can pretty much do as you please. Make as much mayhem as necessary.  No restraints.  Especially in Pittsburgh…

Courtesy of USA Today

Emergency dispatchers in Pittsburgh are preparing to take calls from residents who may be unprepared for fake gunshots, explosions and other mayhem while the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” films at various city locations.  Allegheny County Deputy Emergency Management Director Raymond DeMichiei said some folks may be puzzled by the noise.  His advice: “If you hear shots fired or a disturbance or gunfire…call 911 and report it and we’ll figure it out.”

I’m glad I’m not requiring police protection in Pittsburgh right now.  I’m also glad I’m not a 911 operator or a police dispatcher there.

I am wondering how someone with such a big-headed title got away with such a small-minded answer.


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I'm Bruce. Born, raised and still outside the City of Brotherly Love. Managed (so far) to visit a dozen of our United States and Canada (twice). Addicted from birth to Television/Movies/Sports. Took three years of French and got credit for two of 'em.
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4 Responses to Ignore Those Explosions – I’m Batman Pittsburgh!

  1. Tipsy Lucy says:

    Boy oh boy…. this could be bad!


  2. I love Pittsburgh so that quote really threw me. There certainly is a plan for logistics when filming a movie anywhere and in this instance it could easily have been promoted to the public rather than just letting people fret needlessly. Sloppy.


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  4. R DeMichiei says:

    I am the Big Headed Title with the supposed small minded answer….the fact is the simpleist answer is usually the best…We have a sophisticted process of communicitons with the shooting locations to confirm if a 911 call MAY be related to a SPX….we do not want the public to ignor a possible siutation and nt report it because it might be a movie effect….”we will figure it out” thats what we get paid to to Thank you………. (oh by the way I am writing this from our Mobile Command Center in the downtown Pittsburgh on a location shoot)


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