Standard disclaimers apply

As noted in the header above, details have been changed in my stories in the interest of patient confidentiality. One of those details is the identifier of the unit(s) involved. However, recently one of my employers changed their numbering scheme. Overnight, some of my fictional ambulances and paramedic units became ‘real.’ (Ooh, a hint aboutContinue reading “Standard disclaimers apply”

“It’s 9 o’clock. Do you know where your children are?”

The big Sikorsky emerges out of the setting sun with a roar. Every head outside the hospital swivels to follow its gravity-defying progress as it circles above the helipad. Paradoxically, the sound of the twin turboprop engines increases as it slowly approaches the ground and the single waiting ambulance. The ‘bird’ touches its wheels lightlyContinue reading ““It’s 9 o’clock. Do you know where your children are?””


“Ambulance 79, take the response, along with Ladder 2 and Sin City Medics. Report of a man fallen from the roof.” It looked like it would be one of those days. My partner and I were 10 minutes into our shift, and we hadn’t finished checking out the rig. Coffee (or in my case icedContinue reading “Tyvek”