I know we have the dispatchers thread but I thought it would be worth a few laughs to hear the dumbest things we have heard on the radio period whether it be from a dispatcher or from unit to unit what have you...
That makes me cringePilot: Incident command, this is CareFlite 3.
Fire Idiot: CareFlite 3, this is Engine 59, go ahead.
Pilot: Engine 59, we are three minutes out from your scene. Do you have any landing hazards or obstructions to report?
Fire Idiot: Negative, CareFlite, no hazards or obstructions, just some trees and telephone poles, nothing else.
Believe it or not, this was a PAID, "professional" (using the term very loosely) fire department.