"Working ambulance I responded to a 02:00am call at a bar in Arvin, California. The cop came up to me after I got there and said the patient had been bit by a flying beer bottle. "You mean he got the hit by a flying beer…"
"After a long shift of more than 40 hours with very little sleep the "hotline" started ringing. I sat up, turned on the lamp next to the bed and remember thinking, "Why won't the phone stop ringing, I turned the light…"
"Amen to that brother! Instead of simplicity more confusing than ever. DOT needs to set the standards and
not some third party. KISS!
I think that titles are getting out of hand. It could easily be kept very simple with Responder, EMT, Paramedic and…"
"Hello group and welcome to new folks! Has anyone set up plans for
alternate communications in case your dept repeater or dispatch facility
go down? Any hams in dispatch who also carry a portable to work?
Be safe and watch out for fall weather!"
I have missed a few calls due to pager not going off, sleeping thru it, couldn't get out of my drivewaybut he most ridiculous reason was I couldn't get my pants on, tripped and fell...cutting my leg.I showed up later but was a hurting puppy! So what do you have to add to the list of bozoisms?See More
"OUCH...Most areas are under prepared to deal with more than one serious burn at a time. Regional burn centers would be overrun as well so only those with a chance of survival would probably be moved there. REAL TRIAGE!
I had discussed multiple burn…"
"After pulling this guy out of his car, which stood on the hood in a creek about 4 feet deep, which required significant rescue and extrication efforts, he said as we were cutting off his clothes, "so...are you guys doing this to everyone at…"
"Ok if anybody knows Bucknell students you will really get a laugh out of this one. Back in the early 90's we got called for a drunk there, when asked her name her reply was Amy. After some more asking we tried to get her last name, (please now…"
An IMAT is an Incident Management Assistance Team...The folks who can come help fill out ICS postions in an extended incident where local resouces either don't exist or are overwhelmed. IMATs don't take over an incident but are…"
First, I apologize for not responding back to you and for the inactivity of the group over the past few months. I'm on a leave and out of the game for a while but I'm intrigued by your question. Your reference to IMATs is the…"
"We ran a typical man down call. Of course it was a regular. We got him loaded up and transported. Well, where he was on private property it had a lot of pot holes....our supervisor disappeared in one....well we just took off to the hospital and I…"
Sure mate, help yourself. I found it on the www, so it's a gift from the public domain. We often joke about IV caffiene down here too. Perhaps someone will actually invent this for real once cancer has been cured.
Glad you like it.