What Is This “Sleep” You Speak Of?

Sunday, October 24 2004

What Is This “Sleep” You Speak Of?

Lately, the duties at OWL have been extremely slow. For the past month or two my maximum calls per shift ranged from Zero (!) to four or so. Filling in on another crew last night, I found out where Woodbridge has been hiding all my calls.

1 redirect from Potomac Hospital to Prince William hospital, +30 minutes because PO’s CT scanner was offline; later, a patient transfer from PO to Fairfax, same reason – unusual, we never do transfers but rather rely on Lifecare, PTS, Professional Ambulance, or the others.

2 MVCs, one with airbag; a fx radius/ulna from skateboarding, two elderly falls-from-standing, eyeflush for a PWPD suspect’s pepper spray, couple or three medical calls, vehicle restocks, stockroom restocks, etc.

Two-car MVC, t-bone, TEN patients from the same car (one flyout).

We were placed in service for the car vs jersey-wall (where multiple 911-callers reported shots fired), and were dispatched away from the suicide in progress to tend a different call…

Now that’s what I call a duty night. No sleep, cold pizza eaten a bite at a time between calls, and it’s over before you know it.

via DTs EMT.


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