Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I'm an Excellent Driver...




So what do you think? For what it's worth here's what I think- a 10 day suspended sentence for murdering your partner and a patient? Pretty damn lenient- look, let's not beat around the EMS bush here- this guy is a witless, brain dead, irresponsible jackass. He's a murderer- there I said it- Robert Genzen is a murderer. The thing that's really pissing me off is this killer rationalizing his crime with the " If we slow down, people will die, EMS will cease to function" argument. His lawyer maintains the verdict will have a "chilling effect and could change the way paramedics respond in an emergency". Let's hope so.

I hope there are ghosts. I hope the ghosts visit Bob every time he closes his eyes. Every time.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

City EMS Rings in the New Year.

2011- the first EMS call in the City was for a man with a laceration on his bum. Most of the City Paramedics are convinced that the 911 dispatchers held the call so it would be the first one of the year. The dispatcher who put it out kept cracking (no pun intended) up.

You would have had a good bet if you had guessed the first call would have been a shooting- we had a lot of them in 2010. The funny thing is the shooters got less accurate as the year went on- resulting in more transports and less pronouncements... and stabbings- lots of stabbings in the last quarter of 2010... knives are scary, fight a knife and you will get cut...

One of the ER's had a scoreboard up on New Years- happy drunks, mad drunks, out of control drunks, beat up drunks etc...

I actually got off late on New years Day- some happy drunk put his car into a pole at 0745 or so, right before shift change. He kept asking "...waz dat light red? Waz dat light red?" You never made it to the light jackass... happened at a super busy intersection- lucky no one got killed...

Hope you had a fun filled New Years- make yourself better in '11- no matter how good you were last year.