Happened out here several months ago. A medic had a "holy crap" code at a dialysis clinic... started off as Seizures, then the guy pulled the needles out, shunt wouldn't stop bleeding, he called the county for help, no answer... eventually hit his panic button with no result....FFEMT1764 said:Well I confirmed my suspicions yesterday...pushed the red button on the EMS radio at work and it did absolutly nothing...no beep, no siren, nothing...at least my code 5 was coming, we needed all the help we could get lifting the pt...and we got stuck in the yard to boot(red clay, rain, and a 26000# freightliner dont mix). I am definatly going to bring this up in our first response configuartion committee
On the Motorolas you can also press it and the press the ptt button, talk and then press the red button again to turn it off and then press it again to turn it offAnd as a follow-up to the emergency button... If you smash that orange button on our radios, it IMMEDIATELY makes every screen in the radio room start flashing red, there is a loud tone, and it opens the microphone on the radio for 15 seconds and locks everyone else out. It also transmits the radio alias, in most cases which unit the radio is assigned to. For fire its as specific as the position, "Engine 79-1 seat 3." It also sends the GPS coordinates to the radio room consoles. If you don't tell them you're okay, they send EVERYONE to help.
It's usually an accidental press and the dispatchers know it. They'll just tell you to clear it.