Well that couldn't possibly be the problem. Better get the rookie to check it out with the forceps and make sure he brings the size 7 fallopian tube.Heard a call for a woman "with heavy vaginal bleeding. She also has a battery stuck in her vagina. She isn't sure if that caused the bleeding or not but its, uh... in there."
You were much nicer on the radio than I would have been..Dispatched for a man who burned his arm: BLS, with ALS on standby.
Driving down the street partner looking for the address: I picked up the radio and told dispatch that we were "on scene with a 2 story house with smoke coming from 2 windows start a box alarm". Dispatched responded "negative Amb ##, you are going to an injured person".
Picked up the mike again, told dispatch that "I was clear on that, but the injured persons house was on fire". Dispatch told me that we weren't going to a house fire.
Picked up mike again, but before I could key it Batt Chief got on the radio and told dispatch that we knew what we were dispatched to, but we were smart enough to know that the house was on fire: and to fill out the box. Dispatch responded to him: "Clear chief, but no one has called in a house fire, so we don't believe them; but are dispatching fire response on your orders"
Makes you wonder... what kind of special (lots of explicits) doesn't believe that we can tell the difference between someone's house being on fire or not. Well maybe I don't believe you that we have a call next time.You were much nicer on the radio than I would have been..
More importantly it's nice to know that they don't take your safety seriously.."A-18, you're showing an emergency alert. Everything alright? No terrorists in the truck?"
*remembers q4 roll call during the lockdown*
More importantly it's nice to know that they don't take your safety seriously..
Sheesh, this thread is supposed to be funny, there's stuff on here that's damn infuriating...
HA, our little orange(emergency) button makes for a nice scan on/off button on our 800 radios because someone got the brilliant idea to disable the emergency button and of course you can always key up and say you have an emergency which isn't always possible and then of course dispatch is going to want to know why before they start working on getting PD to us. At which I work at a private 3rd service with it's own dispatch center that is totally separate from the county 911 center and the few city 911 centers that have their own PD so it'll be at least an additional minute before anyone is even dispatched to you.Yea I agree. That's ridiculous. A 10-78 alarm here stops everything and starts the world towards the last known location of that unit, LE jurisdictional lines do not apply, until that unit comes up code 4 with their names and ID numbers.
This is the best one I have found do farOn the way back from a 2AM Psych Trip:
Me: Dispatch, L2 is out for fuel.
Dispatch: 10-4 L2 out for fuel at 0447.
Me: Thanks, Dispatch, I wasn't expecting a reply at this wonderful hour.
Dispatch: Neither was I.
About 10 Minutes Later:
Me: Dispatch, L2 will be in route to station.
Dispatch: 10-4 L2, be advised you have 4 bogeys 6 o'clock high bugging out.
Me: Copy bogeys, this is Ghostrider requesting fly-by.
Dispatch: Negative Ghostrider, the pattern is full.
Me: Copy, pattern full, we will be arriving on Runway 17 North in approx. 45 seconds.
Dispatch: Roger, call the ball.
Me: L2 has the ball.
Dispatch: You're too low! Pull Up! PULL UP!
Me: Arrived at base safe and sound. Thank you for flying Psychiatric Airlines, hope you have a Wonderful day!
Lucky the FCC wasn't listening...I'm told that's a big no-no.1) During a day crew someone from dispatch started playing the song "I just died in your arms tonight" for about a full two minutes.
2) One dispatcher forgot to turn the mic off and proceeded to say "F**K" a couple times, then once more when she realized she had said that into the radio.