29 May 2004
"Out with the Old, In with the New"
Good Morning (or whatever time of day it is where you hang your hat). ANother 24 is in the books. The shift was long, it was brutal, it was challenging, it is over.
I am not sure as to what I want to tell you all today.
Do I start with the double roll over on the Turnpike where three were flown from scene?
Do I start with the man who went into cardiac arrest on top of his roof while fixing a hole there?
Do I start with the 3 month old who I did rescue breathing on and brought back to life?
Which one you ask to start with???
None of them.
Because they never happened.
Today was ALL transports. and all BLS (basic life support) transports at that too...for 24 hours...sigh.
Not one person went to the ER last night on my squad (a first) which means I am either doing something right..or something dreadfully wrong.
The only news of the day was the retirement of 92. Today, it goes into the back garage for its new assignment as back up truck.
A new truck was ordered months aga and is supposedly ready to be in service today.
92 will bring many memories for me. It is the first truck I started out on here at my company and I have had many a great calls on that truck.
So, ladies and gentlemen..please raise your glasses..and toast with me..
To 92, you were a great warrior, a great hero, a great friend. You will be missed but never forgotten (until one of the other trucks breaks down and we need to use you).
I thought I would take this entry and answer any questions you mave have posed about my job or anything outside the squad. If you get them to me in enough time, my next entry will be the answers to your questions.
I hope to get many and answer them all with efficiency and diligence.
If you don't know the color of it, don't eat it.
Rounding third and heading home,