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Fire Call!

StormSurge

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I thought it may be interesting to share what happens when my pager goes off for a fire call.

Thankfully, I've only had false alarms to respond to, aside from two minor car accidents. (Since October 2017).

We average one call per week. Thankfully, most of them are during the day, but there have been the occasional middle of the night calls. (The pager also goes off for any ambulance calls, which I only assist if the EMTs need help lifting the stretcher onto the ambulance boat.)

Technically, I only need to respond to every call while officially on call (we're split into teams that are on call for two weeks at a time, eliminating the need for 20 people to show up for a false alarm), but because I live so close to the fire house and that I want the practice of putting my gear on & driving the truck, I make it a point to go to every call. (Again, there's not that many calls, so it's no big deal.)

The pager tones don't sound like Station 51's tones but it's still pretty startling when it goes off.

Anyway, here's the video. Let me know if you have any questions!

 



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