PLEASE Wear your seatbelts!!!
I worked my usual twenty-four hour shift yesterday on Medic-5, and it was a very busy and difficult shift. I lost count on the number of calls we ran on my unit, but the entire county was busy. We have six ambulances that cover the fourth largest county in Oklahoma. Being busy doesn’t bother me, that’s why I’m a Paramedic, so I can help people. But two calls in particular bothered me.
The first call, we were dispatched to a roll over accident that the patient was possibly deceased. The thing that was particularly difficult on this call was we were told it was possibly the son of one of our Paramedics, that was also on duty. He was informed and headed toward the call. Both of our units arrived on scene at the same time, and to the relief, it wasn’t our Paramedic’s son. Now, it is still sad…
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