Friday, January 9, 2009

Brief Hiatus

Now that the season of joy and goodwill *snort* is over, I have time.

The fact that my paying job is slowly killing me with work notwithstanding.

I do have several posts percolating in the back of my head, but they aren't yet fully concentrated into full-strength posts, so they'll have to wait a bit. I'm finding that this blog is moving more towards medical type stuff I read/hear about, in addition to calls I've been on, so it seems I may have to change the 'description' or something.

Meanwhile, for your (all 3 or 4 of you who read this blog) reading pleasure, I submit several funny things heard over the radio.

Dispatch: Ambulance XXX, please respond to the location for the allergic reaction to cocaine.

Medic XXX: County, we are transporting an 18 yo female to Local Hospital, not feelin' well after smokin' a doobie.

Dispatch: Engine XXX, respond to the previous location for the rekindle.
Engine XXX: Copy that dispatch, who reported it?
Dispatch: Engine XXX, the rekindle was reported by the fire remediation company.

Engine XXX: County, be advised we have a small fire on the desk, started by what appears to be a short in the cord to the computer.
Dispatch: Copy Engine XXX. Do you want us to fill the box?
Engine XXX: Uh...negative County. Our rookie just put the fire out with the water can.

Dispatch: Engine XXX and truck XXY, respond to the location for the automatic fire alarm.
Engine XXX: Copy County. Had the alarm company been notified? I believe this is the 5th AFA we've had to this location in the past 3 days.
Some time later....
Engine XXX: Uh, County, could you fill the high-rise box for this location on the 14th floor? And please ask my driver to bring my SCBA up?

Ambulance XXX: County, could you please have the police respond to this location?
Dispatch: Copy Ambulance XXX. Do you want them Code 3?
Ambulance XXX: That's an affirmative, County. Which is why we've had our Emergency Button activated for the past 5 minutes.

Dispatch: Ambulance XX, please respond for the injured child, non-traumatic.
Ambulance XX: Copy County. Is there more information on the call?
Dispatch: Ambulance XX, caller reports that child pulled a grandfather clock on his head.
Ambulance Officer (to driver): If that's non-traumatic, I'd hate to see what EMD generates as traumatic!


Alicia said...

I love your blog, even though I don't understand everything. Keep up the good work.

Herbie said...

Gotta love the NEPA Dirty Button Pushers...........

Evil Transport Lady said...

Just found your blog:) Now you have another reader:)

Art said...

Non-traumatic? Remind me not to test this theory around any grandfather clocks. Wow. Love the blog, gnome, going to bookmark and try to read more often!