Thursday, June 24, 2010

I have to say I love working the 3-11 shift. I had been complaining that I hadn't gotten any overtime lately because our scheduler had been giving it all to one dispatcher. Well, we sent him home again this evening with some medical issues, and then the fun began.

First call involved a weapon, the next involved a toddler wandering down the road wearing nothing but a diaper, and finally a medical call that was really strange. A 911 call with no one on the other side...all I could hear was a television in the background and some faint noises that sounded like either a moan or whimper.

Get 1st responders enroute and they call for PD because they can't get in the house and someone is calling for help inside.

It all ended well...although that was all within 2.5 hours. :)

Now to my actual shift...what do you call a verbal domestic when the parties involved are deaf?

That's been the running call of the night, we're back over there now for the second time in an hour. Throw in a civil custody dispute and it's a good night :)

Of course, if my guys knew I was enjoying this, I'd be outta luck!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

And so it begins :)

It appears I've started a new journey :)

I guess the one of the best things about being young is that I can still change my mind. I've spent the last two and a half years preparing myself to go to law school, mostly because of my random sense of justice, ignoring the fact that emergency services is my actual passion.

I spent four years working disaster relief with the Red Cross before moving to my current hometown. Survived house fires, canteens, ice storms, and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and loved every minute of it.

So, consequently, I'm starting reserve CLEET and transferring at the first of the year and changing my major to Emergency Management.

It's been an interesting evening so far, came on shift in the middle of an assault call, and just a few minutes ago a EOD request/domestic issue decided to come visit the PD.

I'm kinda tired so being busy is good :)