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Firefighter Thread or (EMT/PD/LEO/Nurse/Paramedic) roll call!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Chesapeaketaco, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. Jan 7, 2019 at 5:41 AM
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    Gyrkin

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    I went on a fire call last night. Structure fire, pole barn, but the guy lived in his camper trailer parked inside it. He was in it at the time, and didn't make it. The shitty part about it is he was a friend of mine. Sucks.
     
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  2. Jan 7, 2019 at 5:45 AM
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    Sorry for your loss brother. That’s the one thing that sucks about public safety, eventually you’re going to go to someone you know.
     
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  3. Jan 7, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    I've been on plenty of fire calls to people I know, just first time someone I know didn't make it. That is one thing that kind of sucks about being on a volunteer department in a small community, I know most of the people we go to help. Also part of the reason I stick mostly to fire calls. I do go on rescue calls if I think they will need help with extrication or something, but heart attacks and such I leave to the rescue crew.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2019 at 10:09 PM
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    Been working since 8am Monday (01/07) and we’ve run 2 cardiac arrests back-to-back (both did not make it) and multiple other ALS calls. Moral and supplies are running low. I can’t wait to get off at 8am Tuesday (01/08).
     
  5. Jan 8, 2019 at 3:30 AM
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    Right there with you are last shift we ran 8 after midnight, it would never end wanted the oncoming crew to come in so bad.
     
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  6. Jan 8, 2019 at 3:48 AM
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    Well folks I’ve been in EMS since 1973, most in the Volunteer arena.

    However, at 72 yo, I’ve had to bow-out, due to the Nation-wide “Obesity” epidemic. Pt’s weighing 350+ are now common-place and at my age I cannot afford a major back injury.

    I listen to regional Fire/EMS calls and daily here, Medic units calling into dispatch requesting “lifting” assistance :mad:

    I do Pray for the folks still out there running calls.

    As a side note, locally, most of the Volunteer Crews have closed their doors, because they don’t have folks to continue service.

    The City Fire Dept down the road is requiring folks to work 48-hr shifts due to personnel shortages (their PD is also desperately short-handed)

    My county went to “paid” EMS crews years ago, but....... call increases are making response times dangerously long.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2019 at 3:58 AM
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    Are CO's welcome here lol :wave:
     
  8. Jan 8, 2019 at 4:32 AM
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    We’ve done 3 more since my OP :annoyed:
     
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  9. Jan 8, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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    Hope your home now brother. Had to come home and spend some time in my yard F5ED2BB1-F102-4CE1-9704-B3CD51F96BC2.jpg my relaxing spot
     
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  10. Jan 8, 2019 at 11:59 AM
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    We went to A power stretcher and now getting self lifting frames for the rigs pretty nice but didn’t help me 16 years ago
     
  11. Jan 8, 2019 at 12:02 PM
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    Our volunteer rescue squad got a $20,000 donation a couple of weeks ago, and plan to use the money to get a power stretcher.
     
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  12. Jan 8, 2019 at 12:02 PM
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    My goal today was to go camping by that didn’t happen since I got 3 hours of sleep during the shift. Just going to have to go next week now.
     
  13. Jan 9, 2019 at 3:35 AM
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    The “power stretcher” and associated stretcher-lift into the Medic Unit is all good:thumbsup:

    However, you/we still need to get the Pt from the point of contact, to the Medic Unit: up the narrow steps in the basement or down steep steps from the 3rd floor (stretcher Pt unable to use a stair-chair). Oh, and the Pt is over 350 lb
     
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  14. Jan 9, 2019 at 3:44 AM
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    Yes they we have mega movers now with our engines to help
    https://www.buyemp.com/product/graham-megamover-1500
     

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