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Ambulance: Reasons to be Cheerful…!!!

Written by RSS Poster Purpleplus

Just thought I’d have a bit of a whinge and at the same time explain why there has been a sparsity of posts. Work has increased due to targets and ‘call connect’ so that when I walk into the station the first job is given bang on the hour (there are always emergencies outstanding at the start and end of shifts which I’ll explain why in a bit).

It is absolutely relentless and we are lucky to get a break (unless we opt out of the AVP which I can’t do for operational reasons and my own opinions on that issue ). All resources are being thrown at achieving ORCON with no regards for the crews on the road. In all my years in the service I have never known so many staff going off sick with stress, exhaustion, immunocompromised conditions or just to simply to get away.

On top of the relentless calls we have management chasing us to turn round quicker and be available for more jobs. At the end of the day we are a demand driven service and the public need us in times of illness or injury…but…we are getting sent to more and more and...

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Ambulance: Stuck on You…!!!

Written by RSS Poster Purpleplus

A rather embarrassing incident took place in the South of England recently. Its one of those incidents that pops up on the radar from time to time. Man (includes the female of the species) has found many ways of achieving lets say…pleasure from a variety of objects. Each to their own I suppose and if its done behind closed doors in private and it’s not harming anybody then who am I to judge?

Sexy???

 Click the pic above for report 

But at the same time…there are some strange people about!!!

With all the snow and ice about I thought someone might have used the precipitation to reduce the complaint!




Ambulance: Stuck on You…!!!

Written by RSS Poster Purpleplus

A rather embarrassing incident took place in the South of England recently. Its one of those incidents that pops up on the radar from time to time. Man (includes the female of the species) has found many ways of achieving lets say…pleasure from a variety of objects. Each to their own I suppose and if its done behind closed doors in private and it’s not harming anybody then who am I to judge?

Sexy???

 Click the pic above for report 

But at the same time…there are some strange people about!!!

With all the snow and ice about I thought someone might have used the precipitation to reduce the complaint!




Ambulance: Have a Safe New Years Eve…and Day!!!

Written by RSS Poster Purpleplus

I was going to do an in-depth treatise on the last decades occurences…but I couldn’t be bothered! So I am gearing myself up for tonight’s shenanigans in Big City. I wonder if there will be any alcohol related jobs?!?!?

Whatever you do tonight take care and enjoy yourself…and have a Guinness for me!  All the best for the New Year!




Ambulance: Happy Christmas…to Everyone!!!

Written by RSS Poster Purpleplus

Have a good one…!!!




Ambulance: Back Door Blues…!

Written by RSS Poster Purpleplus

 

Another weekend night shift…and another journey into the surreal world of drink, violence and total befuddlement of the masses! Only this night shift played out like a scene from a horror B movie. Let me sketch the outline for you…

In  cities and towns up and down the length and breadth of Great Britain there is usually one main road, one street, one square that channels the hoards of drinkers and revellers into a selection of drinking emporiums and bars. One main meeting place where like-minded souls intent on alcohol induced oblivion come together.

Early into the shift we were on our third foray into the battle ground of ‘Bottle Street’ in the city centre. Turning into the street it looked like we had happened upon a ‘Majax’ (ambulance speak for a major accident). As far as the eye could see it was a mass of blue lights…ambulances and Police personnel carriers were parked in the road, on pavements and crawling slowly through the throng of short skirted women and T shirted males.

Our call was to a ‘female collapsed’ in the street....

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Ambulance: Furry Little Animals…!

Written by RSS Poster Purpleplus

This is a repost…I just like it! (And I’ve been on nights!)

SWAB Team 6 is back in country…sitrep soon.

SWAB Teams pets…!




Ambulance: The Giraffes Goolies…!

Written by RSS Poster Purpleplus

Just a short addition to the many merits of the Magnum ‘Ion-Mask’ boots

On my last night shift I seemed to have become a vomit magnet. Two patients vomited over me (was it something I said?). Luckily the angle of the technicolour yawn meant that it was directed towards the earth. This resulted in a splash down on my boots! The aforementioned vomitus ran off the black leather like water off a ducks back. Marvellous!

A picture of diced carrots!

Only problem was the laces…which seemed to attract ‘carrots’, ‘sultannas’ and some other dubious looking material. My uniform trousers took most of the fallout from the patients adventurous stomach contents and had a habit of reactivating the pleasant aroma even after copious sponging down. (It was a very cold night and the vehicle heater was a double-edged sword!).

Just thought I’d let you know…carry on with your tea now.  

Ps…no giraffes or carrots were harmed in the making of this post!




Ambulance: The Badgers Nadgers…!!!

Written by RSS Poster Purpleplus

I have been very fortunate in being recently asked to field test a pair of the latest Magnum boots. The ‘Ion-Mask’. I have included the links to the Magnum website for you to read up on all the scientific niff naff as it explains the technology better than I ever could.

The main difference with these boots is that they are ‘blood proof’ and ’water proof’  are breathable and extremely light weight and also chemical resistant.

So there I am getting ready for the old night shift and its persisting down outside (persisting down heavily). My trusty old Magnum Protectors are stood in the corner of the kitchen watching forlornly as I slip on my new Ion-Mask Magnums. If the name alone is anything to go by then these are going to be good…I hope!

Straight away I notice the difference in weight. My old ‘mags‘ are comfortable and feel like an old friend…these new boots feel like slippers that have been bought for me by a very rich old auntie with the promise of a generous gift in her will. They are unbelievably comfortable.

Lacing them up...

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Ambulance: Tiny Terrors…!!!

Written by RSS Poster Purpleplus

 

Another example of kids running amok. On first glance you would think it would be easy to speak to the 6 year olds…but they would have the full force of the law, social services and the press claiming brutal treatment by the paramedics or that their human rights had been breached!

This happened in Manchester…a little girl was injured and the paramedic RRV response car was attacked…and then the back up ambulance crew were threatened with being shot by a gang of little shits!

This is the news report…

Nothing will happen to these kids…nothing will be done to help the parents to keep their feral offspring out of trouble…just another incident to add to the others that happen everyday in this country. And these kids will grow up to be even more anti-social and kick out at everything. It’s these kids who will one day very soon stamp on the head of an innocent person and claim it is their right to do what they want!!!

It’s not going to be long before this happens…!!!






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