“Smile!” As a parent, I spend the year on the lookout for cute photo opportunities. The best shots go into the family calendar for next year and make good Christmas gifts. Beth has appeared in the living room in full princess regalia, and this is too good to pass up. In the corner, the fire… Continue reading Knowing
I've been out of the cab less than 30 seconds when Regular Partner 'burps' the siren to get my attention. Dinner will have to wait. As is often the case when potential food is involved, the call is clear on the other side of the city. We set off as fast as reasonably possible through… Continue reading Haunted Happenings
“Eighty-Two to Ancestral Hometown Fire Alarm, advise responding units I can confirm smoke showing on Near Horizon Mountain. It looks like it's somewhere on the northeast shoulder.” “Received Eighty-Two. Fire Alarm to all AHFD units, Rescue 82 confirms smoke showing at that location.” My sister lowered her binoculars. Even without their aid, the column of… Continue reading Funny thing about firemen. . .
Testing again. Pls disregard. (Unless you insist, Ckemtp.)
Previously I mentioned that we were expecting delivery of a new ambulance at work. I've never had a new rig in over 10 years in EMS, so this was a bit exciting. We received it last week, with only 1600 miles on the odometer. (Most of that is the trip from the factory.) Alas, it… Continue reading My New Office
Gravel sprayed behind us in a 'Dukes of Hazzard' cliché as we tore away from our post. “Medic 9, we have it.” A reported neo-nate with difficulty breathing. We had been enjoying the warm summer night at the city line. If I had to be out of my bunk, this particular post wasn't a bad… Continue reading Now I’m awake. . .
I just purchased a new case for my iPhone via eBay. When I completed the transaction, eBay presented a list of 12 more 'items I might be interested in'. Eleven of them were the exact item I'd just bought. FAIL. The twelfth was a Bluetooth accessory which I don't need. Nice try. But let's look… Continue reading eBay marketing FAIL
Another Mad Libs submission, this one from EMT-P/RN/BSN/sister Rescu82. For the backstory on what this is all about, read this post.We arrived at Fryeburg Fair for a reported hangnail. The reporting party said Tyler was doing laundry when she lost her balance, resulting in an explosion that caused an illness.Casco Rescue moved quickly to apply… Continue reading HIPAA Mad Libs II