We had a older woman who spoke no English. I asked the daughter if she could ride in the ambulance to translate. She said yes so I said, "good because I don't speak Spanish."
She gave me a weird look and an LEO turned to me and said, "she is speaking in Polish."
I more meant that if some guy with a gun was with us and I didn't want him to know what I was doing. We have no codes but if I said we are 10-20 instead of we need police. The outcome may be different.
That's good that they are quick about their response. Yea we have 5 officers on at a time. Usually we get one LEO. In a town we respond mutual aid into, the record was 4 officers for an elderly lady who had a near syncopal. We rolled up and I thought there was a stabbing or something. :rofl:
Yea. I always thought it was funny that where I am in a wealth suburban neighborhood always get PD on scene yet rural and urban areas don't get PD unless there is an actual need. I am afraid to go into some of the houses around here without PD. I can't imagine in a city with a much higher crime...
My agency has disabled all of the panic buttons on our radios do to an incident where an officer accidentally hit the button and while he was chasing a person down the street, his swearing was broadcast over the radio. It was actually pretty funny. bu i was wondering what some people do if you...
He makes some valid points. People, even on this forum, are very quick to discount many elements of EMS (back boarding, code 3 transport, ACLS drugs) People say that ALS doesn't help outcomes then they turn around and say that BLS is a waist. Helicopters are more dangerous then they are worth...
Thank you mycrofft. I don't remember that from EMT class. The question was after I had taken my recert for LG but I didn't take the first aid portion of the class because they let me skip it since I am an EMT. I guess I should have attended it. Haha
I understand that airway trumps spinal but the question stated they were breathing so the airway is open. I guess it is possible for it to close but in the time it would take to leave and tell someone to call 911 and return, that doesn't seem like it would affect the pt.