things you will never live down

johnrsemt

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We had a fire crew that was in on the 3rd alarm; they were just used for manpower. After the fire they walked back to were they left the Engine and it was gone.
They called the bat chief who came and got them and took them to the shop to get a reserve engine. This was all just prior to midnight

it was fun at 530am when dispatch hit them on the radio to go to such and such street, 2 streets over from where they THOUGHT they left their truck to move their truck so that someone could pull out of their driveway to go to work.
 

lightsandsirens5

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The BC just gave them a reserve engine without trying to figure out what the heck happened to their primary? Fire engines don't just vanish!

Lol! That's funny!
 

johnrsemt

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The crew said that they checked all the surrounding streets, chief was tired and listened to the LT on the engine without checking more, but was funny
 

cmetalbend

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Ah crap.

Ok here's the story, after the first few years I realized I never once had to mop vomit out of my rig, not once, due to some fast reflexes and good antimemetics. So I always tell my emt's don't let vomit hit the floor, anticipate what's going to happen and be ready with an emesis bag or whatever. Well as luck would have it Me and a medic Partner ran a code after I had eaten a couple really OLD Hot Pockets. An of course the pt was an estimated 350 lbs.(plus). And up 3 flights of stairs, 4 if you include the porch. So anyway, we get the pt to the rig and start bustin azz to do what needs done. We get them to the hospital and my partner says "Man you don't look to good". I'm a type one diabetic FYI. I tell him I'm good, lets go get the rig back together. As we are regaining our composer I'm just getting more sick by the minute. Finally I grab a vomit bag and blow chuncks. Little did I know there was a sizeable hole in the bottom. My partner grabbed another and tried to apply it over the first, apparently with little success. And so As a matter of fact the first vomit to be moped outa my rig was MY OWN. :blush:
 

hogwiley

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When I was in EMT school doing a ride along, we got a call and I jumped in the back of the ambulance not knowing where we were going or for what. While we were en route the call was cancelled, but I didn't hear that in the back. The crew decided to get something to eat since a fastfood joint was right there. So we pull in to a Taco Bell and I'm thinking this was where the call is.

The Paramedics get out and start walking into the restaurant and I follow behind them with the jump bag like they had me do the last couple calls. I'm thinking were still on a call. We get inside the restaurant and they take their place in line, and im standing there behind them, big *** jump bag in hand with everyone in line(including the two Paramedics)staring at me when I realize whats happened.
 
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NHEMTJai

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A few weeks ago I was in the bays doing a truck check. My partner came in looking sick. We all told him he looked bad he said he was fine. He went into the bathroom I finished truck check and went to the day room to make coffee and watch news.

Next thing I know, the other unit comes screaming back in lights and sirens. I am sitting there confused when they come running in the building. My partner passed out on the toilet. He woke up on the floor and called the medic from the other truck. Apparently he passed out on the phone and the medic called 911.

The pagers went off, but we carry 2 different pagers for different towns we respond in, one partner carries one pager the other has the other one. He had the one that went off and was laying on it in the bathroom. And you never question how long people are in the bathroom... You question how long after they come out you should avoid the bathroom.

My partner is fine, apparently it was viral and some dehydration. He's all better and back at work. But now everyone I work with makes sure to joke about coming to look for them in the bathroom.
 

the_negro_puppy

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When I was in EMT school doing a ride along, we got a call and I jumped in the back of the ambulance not knowing where we were going or for what. While we were en route the call was cancelled, but I didn't hear that in the back. The crew decided to get something to eat since a fastfood joint was right there. So we pull in to a Taco Bell and I'm thinking this was where the call is.

The Paramedics get out and start walking into the restaurant and I follow behind them with the jump bag like they had me do the last couple calls. I'm thinking were still on a call. We get inside the restaurant and they take their place in line, and im standing there behind them, big *** jump bag in hand with everyone in line(including the two Paramedics)staring at me when I realize whats happened.
 

JustNothing

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Not to long ago, we were dispatched on a Bari transfer. the pt was pretty big so I went ahead and called for lift assist. We get the pt on the stretcher, and I am on the head end of the stretcher by myself, while the three guys are on the foot end.
I was backing the stretcher into the elevator while the guys pushed it. Could not see each other around it. Well they didn't know when to stop pushing so I was very badly pinched between the wall and the stretcher. Panicking, I started screaming "Pull Out! Pull Out! Pull Out! That HURTS! Pull Out!"
All I could hear was my partner, the other crew, the PATIENT, and ALL of the floor nurses and doctors laughing maniacally. Still do not walk down that floor if I don't absolutely have to. I'm pretty sure I have never been so red in all my life.
 

EMT2B

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I have nothing as embarrassing as all y'all ... Yet. I'm not yet employed. I did go on two ride-alongs during my class. The most embarrassing thing that happened to me was when I was doing my ride-along with a BLS company and we stopped on the highway for a "First on scene" of an overturned big rig. The driver called back to me that we were at a first on scene. Naturally, having PPE/BSI drilled into me during class, I grab a pair of gloves and slip them on. When I get out of the back, I realize I need to hop the center divider. Now I've got a problem. I've got gloves on (and no spares in my pockets) and I need to climb over the roughly 3 ft high divider. I'm not exactly what you call svelte. I get to the divider, swing one leg up and over, then commence to scootch my big behind over the divider, all while holding my hands up like I'd just scrubbed in for surgery. Thankfully, my pants held up! I just felt like a total idiot, especially watching the two younger, fitter EMTs hop over the median like it was a twig.
 

Glucatron

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Once went up to a man ejected from his car in to a tree who subsequently fell on to a rock pile. The first thing I asked was, "Is there any pain?" :glare:

Of course my partner gave me the "You're being stupid again." look.
I know that look all too well! ;)

As for a good crazy call I'll go with this one:

At a prior company I volunteered for we were dispatched to a man saying he had CP. This was at a rather notorious hotel that frequently just functioned as a quick getaway and home for drug addicts, transients and chronic alcoholics. So we see PD ushering us in and we follow. Inside is a, I must say, just "beautiful" arrangement of porn and dildos strewn across the floor with a gay porn playing on the tv. Mind you, these dildos were large enough to satisfy Moby **** (no pun intended). Well, we move past this into the bedroom find our pt. So I am standing there, brand new with less than a month of experience, unsure of what to do next and my medic listens to the man's breath sounds, does an assessment and then quickly disappears into the other room and back.
" Hey, hold this for me," he says. And I, unwittingly, hold out my hand expecting his stethoscope or something. Nope. I look down and see a wonderful gay porn dvd. PD busts out laughing. The evil eye comes out. Pretty funny though, I loved that medic. Just an awesome dude and great at his job. Definitely a prankster, however :glare:.
 

Household6

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I don't need to go into detail, but lets just say we're still picking feathers out of rig #4, eight months later.
 

Mariemt

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I drove to a residential call in an ice storm, as I got out of the rig I slipped face first in not one, not two but 4 piles of dog :censored::censored::censored::censored: fresh, not frozen. To make matters worse I did a spin like bambi learning to walk.
I hoped nobody saw me but heard FD yell "SAFE" before picking me up and carrying me in. Yes, carrying me
 

emschick1985

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One time responded for an elderly lady that fell. Upon entering the room, found a woman on the bed assuming she is my patient I begin asking questions an she answers me as if she is my patient. My partner sees legs on the floor from another lady on the ground behind the bed! My patient was on the floor and I was talking to this other lady!!! It was way funnier you had to be there
 

emschick1985

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Went to a self inflicted gunshot to the head. When we got there, didn't see a whole lot of blood. Dude had a hat on, still breathing. Rolled him over an took his hat off to look for entrance wound. Brain matter starts gushing out and all I could do was attempt to put his ball cap back on to hold it in!! My partner was like" omg I know u didn't just do that!"
 

emschick1985

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New medic running a code, had new emt bagging pt. I told him he was doing good and to make sure he was bagging every 6 minutes. Meaning to say every 6 SECONDS. everyone working the code stopped at the same time and looked at me lol. It was hilarious and we still bring up the 6 minute rule time to time
 

Giant81

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I backed a tender into a pole last night. ( I'm on the volunteer fire as well as rescue squad)

I was blocking traffic
got called back to station
faced with my nose uphill
Put it in R backed up a bit to give me room
Stop put in drive to go fwd.
lift off brake, on to throttle
It rolled back before I could get on the throttle enough and hit a pole

Worst part is that it's he third time I've dinged a truck. At least I'm not the only one.
 

NomadicMedic

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I did a fair amount of commercial voiceover, and a few years ago I lent my voice to a McDonald's commercial for the McRib. When I was interviewing for my last paramedic job, they asked, after seeing my resume, "have you been in any commercials we may of heard?"

Telling them I was in the McRib commercial was an awful mistake.
 
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