It's a beautiful sunday afternoon and you're on duty at your mostly vollie FD . Your dept. covers 12 square miles , rough population of 2800 to 3000 , with 2 additional auto - aid areas . You have a single station with 2 engines , a brush rig that doubles as a rescue , and a utility rig . Your dept. self dispatches for all but multiple alarms . It's just you and the duty LT. watching the chargers kick butt when suddenly you hear a burst of automatic fire , a couple of stray shots , then another long burst . About a minute later , all 3 of your emergency phone lines light up with reports of a shooting in the south end of town . SDSO calls and confirms the reports , states they and CHP are responding , but ETA is at least 15 min. Number of victims is unknown . The LT sends out the dispatch while you're still handling phone traffic , then as a dispatcher arrives , he says to load up , we're heading for staging . In your mind , you remember the responding LE units have to pass your station to get to the scene and there are automatic weapons out there . As you're about to roll out of station , a pickup skids to a stop , blocking you in , and the driver runs up to you screaming he's got a victim in his truck . It's a female in her early 20's and amazingly , she's walking behind the driver despite taking 5 hits . You assess the victim and find 2 shoulder wounds , 1 on each side , both with exit wounds , 1 wound right upper thigh no exit , 1 wound right lower jaw ( graze ) with an amputation of the earlobe , and amazingly , a wound left side of the neck , no exit , and the slug is easily palpated near the c - spine . Somehow , this slug has apparently missed the carotid and jugular , but there is signifigent blood loss in all areas , no airway comprimise , but pts LOC is rapidly decreasing . Vitals are ; b/p 90/p , pulse 130 , resp . 40 shallow , skins pale , cool , very diaphoretic . Nearest hospital 10 min. , medivac 25 min. , the county is just starting it's trauma system and ETA to trauma center is 30 min. READY , SET , GO .