Darwin Awards

 

Variety is the spice of life, and the unknown is a big part of the allure of EMS. Never knowing what you are getting into keeps things fresh, keeps you alert and makes things interesting.

You have your "real" calls; diabetics, overdoses, panic attacks, asthmatics and the like, and you have your "unreal" calls, the ones that you never forget, be it a mass casualty, multiple shooting, cardiac arrest or trauma.

But the ones that test your resolve, challenge your wits and push your patience to the limit are the "surreal" calls.

Most shifts encompass a myriad of responses; some serious, and others mundane. Seldom is a shift complete without a surreal call or two.

Every now and then, the entire shift ends up in the nut house, and all we can do is go along for the ride, and try to enjoy the show.

Here's one recent shift's candidates for the Darwin Award…

http://www.ems1.com/columnists/michael-morse/articles/1404077-The-Darwin-Awards-Six-surreal-EMS-calls/

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Bob Rand
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Living in a civilized society is not a right, but a social contract. To be a member, you agree to abide by the rules of law. To insure our collective safety and freedom we commission officers to enforce those laws, allow them to carry arms and to use deadly force if necessary. Rioting, burning and…
2014-12-03 12:05:10
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Thank you!
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Jon Durrenberg
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Micheal, Great sentiments! I can relate to all of them except "time spent merely existing". There is evidence of God all around you that can be found with a humble heart. You will get old and job experiences that make you feel alive will be gone before you know it. You were never created to…
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Nick
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Thanks for your input RJ! I wish you worked for my department! Truth, reason, and common sense are in short supply today when it comes to these issues.
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Nick
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Very well said RJ! And sad but true as well.
2014-12-02 02:52:40

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