ABC: Ask Before Calling

Code 3 for the fall.

I’m pulling gear off the unit when some guy walks up to us.

“She’s gone.”


“My wife.”

“You call us for her?”


“Where did she go?”

“I don’t know.”

“Alright, what happened?”

“She fell. I was worried for her so I called.”

“Was she even hurt?”

“I guess not. She left ’cause she didn’t want to go to the hospital.”

“So she’s gone? Why didn’t you ask her if she was OK before you called?”

“Uh… I was worried.”

“Well, she’s obviously didn’t want anything to do with us because she left. Don’t you think you could have asked her first if she wanted you to call us out here?”

3 thoughts on “ABC: Ask Before Calling”

  1. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it, about people’s basic survival skills. But then again, working this job we know some people have NO survival skills to speak of !~!

  2. It’s amazing how many people forget the number for 9-1-1 when it comes time to cancel EMS. Or the police. Or fire. It’s like the “concerned citizens” who call 9-1-1 from their cell phone, but aren’t concerned enough to wait on scene. I call the “drive by phonings”.

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