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What is your most ridiculous call?

Discussion in 'Did That Just Happen?' started by ErinCooley, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. bakertaylor28

    bakertaylor28 Forum Lieutenant

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    That is priceless.
     
  2. Medic27

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    Dispatch: " Medic 1 please respond to an injury involved pre-existing leg pain, (address) ."

    9:30 AM beer in hand, gets up and walks to the ambulance and up to get onto the stretcher. His leg pain has been there for the last 3 weeks and beer is his medicine as we wrote on the report.
     
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  3. Salty Fox

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    On my second ride along as an intern, we get tones not five minutes after making it back to the station as my EMT lit a cigarette (authentic EMS experience right there). Dispatch asks us to check for an "unresponsive male, in front of your station."

    Sure enough, in the front door archway of our station there was an unresponsive male spooning a bottle of ketchup. Upon walking up to him I was struck by an almost physically tangible wave of malt liquor scent. Upon being roused, he proceeded to stumble off into the darkness in a mostly ambulatory state.

    We didn't initiate pursuit.
     
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  4. Medic27

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    You didn't contact LE? Just let him walk off drunk..?
     
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  5. Salty Fox

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    Wasn't up to me. I asked why we didn't do more, and apparently this is uh...common in our city. Too many drunks, not enough resources apparently.
     
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  6. bakertaylor28

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    At least this isn't as bad as the trap phone poles I've seen in a certain city in which I once lived. (phone pole in the middle of sidewalk right in front of the window of a gym- naturally while everyone is checking out the body builders while riding by on bicylcles, etc. you end up with alot of meetings between the phone pole and peoples heads.)
     
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  7. Medic27

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    This section is absolute cancer...
     
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  8. needsleep

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    Got dispatched:
    "68 YO M Pt C/C of severe ankle pain. Just released a few hours ago from the ER for a broken ankle."

    Im in Fire-based EMS, so Im thinking no big deal, maybe its just a lift assist or maybe he needs help getting into the restroom. When we walk in, he yells "hey! bring me the wallet on the counter when you walk over here!" No one can locate the wallet so he sends us on a easter egg hunt for it throughout his house. I l finally locate it, bring it to him and as I begin an assessment he hurriedly thumbs through it and cuts me off mid sentence. "Whew! I thought I had lost my debit card but it is in here! Thank y'all for coming!" When asked if he really called 911 because he thought he lost his debit card he looked at me dumbfounded and said, "well, yeah. But, while you're here, can you hand me that box of tissues?"
     

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