things you will never live down

johnrsemt

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Not all services carry urinals: 911 service didn't ; private service I used to work for did, but we did lots of LD transports.
Here we do, but shortest transports we do is 45 minutes
 

Ruamkatanyu

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I have a friend who volunteers for the Ruamkatanyu Foundation and he fell asleep in a refrigerated mortuary trailer after the 2004 tsunami now the other volunteers say he has ghosts.
 

RobertAlfanoNJEMT

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I haven't yet found a service, and the only pair of emt pants I could find that aren't 40$ per pair were on ebay (Gall's pants; way too big in the crotch); so the splitting of the pants wouldn't happen with those. The crotch hangs halfway to my knees. -.-;
I got a really good pair from 511 tactical.. They were like $60 I think tho.. They are said to last a very long time so we shall see
 

inthefield

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A "friend" called in a STEMI based on a computer read of the EKG without actually looking at it carefully. Too bad we realized that the leads were not quite on when we arrived with the cath team ready to go...
 

Agent Cooper

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Had a catastrophic belt malfunction and my pants fell down, cartoon-style, in front of a patient. And the hospital security camera.
 

hapacamp

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Accidentally knocked over one of those vacuum bottles used in the ED to collect ascites fluid. Super loud explosion!
 

COTY21

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MY FIRST DAY SECOND CALL
WE HAD A "FREQUENT FLYER"
I WAS UNLOADING THE GURNEY NICE POWER GURNEY AND POWER LOADER
I GET IT OUT START TO GO OVER THE CURB AND TRIP.
RIGHT IN FRONT OF FIRE AND PD
I AM NOW KNOWN AS WRECKINGBALL
 

wtferick

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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.
This was a good one! Had me laughing haha
 

wtferick

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Loading a Gen Weakness BLS and as soon as we close the back doors. The patient codes. I opened up the back again, popped my head out, and asked the Paramedics If they would like to ride along ;D
 

Striker911

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After our ambulance was totaled in an accident we had a loaner from the body company while our ambulance body was transferred to new frame. The loaner was set up different than ours, so more than one of our drivers, me included, would find the floor mounted air horn switch. My fame came from starting rig in the wee hours of the night and then without knowing it standing on the horn button, which of course turned on air horns. Half asleep it seemed like there was an alarm on the truck, so people were scrambling to shut it off. Finally stopped when I got out to help find the alarm button. Our firehouse is in residential neighborhood and I think the neighbors probably messed their pajamas. For the time we had that rig that switch would get hit at some funny times.
 

wtferick

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After our ambulance was totaled in an accident we had a loaner from the body company while our ambulance body was transferred to new frame. The loaner was set up different than ours, so more than one of our drivers, me included, would find the floor mounted air horn switch. My fame came from starting rig in the wee hours of the night and then without knowing it standing on the horn button, which of course turned on air horns. Half asleep it seemed like there was an alarm on the truck, so people were scrambling to shut it off. Finally stopped when I got out to help find the alarm button. Our firehouse is in residential neighborhood and I think the neighbors probably messed their pajamas. For the time we had that rig that switch would get hit at some funny times.
Did the same thing lol except behind an old man with his top down convertible.
 

Striker911

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Brand new EMT basic and was working with a AEMT partner at county fair. Got a call on the other end of the fair grounds for a person choking. We get on scene with the fair ground rescue quad, no suction that we can find, also find we have a pt. with a stoma and the Ox bag equipped with basic masks and nasal canullas. The pt.s helper had cleared the obstruction just as we arrived. My rookie mistake was addressing the pt. who had flannel shirt, ball cap, short hair and jeans as sir. Was not a male but a female. Whoops, red face, apologies and her laughing at my mistake made for some ribbing. Worst part was doing the rapid trauma assessment as taught in class was asking about feeling in her legs while she sat there in her wheel chair, paraplegic obviously, but to the newbie not as obvious as it should have been. Thankfully our pt. was very understanding and thankful we came to he aid as fast as we did. Local fire department ambulance took pt. to hospital to check stoma and replace.
 

Jim37F

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After our ambulance was totaled in an accident we had a loaner from the body company while our ambulance body was transferred to new frame. The loaner was set up different than ours, so more than one of our drivers, me included, would find the floor mounted air horn switch. My fame came from starting rig in the wee hours of the night and then without knowing it standing on the horn button, which of course turned on air horns. Half asleep it seemed like there was an alarm on the truck, so people were scrambling to shut it off. Finally stopped when I got out to help find the alarm button. Our firehouse is in residential neighborhood and I think the neighbors probably messed their pajamas. For the time we had that rig that switch would get hit at some funny times.
I still remember the one time when I was still working as an Ambulance Operator for Glendale Fire, all their ambulances have air horn floor pedals. Problem is, depending on the generation, some rigs had them up by the pedals, some up under the driver seat. So if your rig had the pedal in one spot and you kept your foot up away from it normally, as soon as you worked a different rig with the pedal in the opposite location, now where you were used to resting your foot to avoid the air horn is where the air horn pedal was...

Normally not a big deal, just had to be cognizant of it... well one day I was working OT at the headquarters station, and at like 02, 0300 we were returning to quarters after a call, fueling up in the backyard, rig facing the station proper, climbing back into the cab, I accidentally stood on the pedal, for a good second or two.
Battalion Chief at morning shift change made sure to find me and let me know our air horn was working just fine...
 

Tigger

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We recently got an ambulance with the stupid foot pedal. My partner claims "I'm used to it, we had these at my old job." In one shift he managed to airhorn at least 10 unsuspecting people to include a mutual aid engine company. ffksdlfjsdaklfdsjif
 

Jim37F

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When I left Glendale for McCormick, I lost the airhorn pedal, as they didnt have those BUT gained eQ2b sirens. Loved the (electronic) Q, missed the air horn, wish I had both... now somehow, my Engine has the airhorn, but no Q of any type??! Why, why???? (And yes plenty of guys have stood on the airhorn accidentally... in Recruit class during drivers training, many owed the cadre a case of beer, some 2 or 3, one for each time hitting that pedal...
 
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