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    Default Stories for upcoming emergency serv book

    Do you have any funny or unusual stories that you would like people to know about, the stuff that goes on behind the 911 and stuff never heard over the air? If so please contact me and either e-mail the story or we can get together and you can send it to me regular mail. I am looking for funny, serious, heart wrenching, or any other interesting stories. Please be aware that if your story is published, you are giving this information and will be recognized but not compensated. Once the book is complete, 10% of the proceeds will go to aid funds set up for widows and children left behind from the WTC tragedy. Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you soon.............Ed

    I am also looking for the stuff never heard or seen on the news from incidents that you have been to. God bless and be safe
    Edward Flook
    Stancliff Hose Company
    Waterford, PA 16441

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    Hey Chief, I got a funny story for you. I work for a small department on the New Hampshire coast. we have a couple of petroleum and manufacturing facilities that have piers and ships dock here quite often and the crews come from the four corners of the earth. One morning we get toned at 0h-Dark-Thirty to respond to one of these ships for an "Unknown type of rescue" (Don't ya just love a dispatch like that?) on board the ship. Rub sleep out of eyes, pull on night hitches, climb into ambulance, call for the mutual-aid as shipboard calls tend to be technical rescues and labor intensive, and roll out to the scene. About half way there, the first arriving P.D. unit calls us to advise that we can cancel our response, there was no emergency and no patient. I confirmed this and asked if he could fill me in on what was going on. He said that he would be by the station in about 10 to 15 minutes. when he gets there, he tells me how our "patient" (a crew member from the ship) got into an argument with some co-workers. He wanted to go somewhere like a coffe shop or a donut shop to cool off. Problem was the guy was from somewhere in eastern Europe and didn't speak much english, so he was having a hard time asking people where he could go. But, our quick thinking foreign friend had seen enough american television to know that we silly americans have cops that are fond of donuts. So if you want to find a donut shop, ask a cop. And how do americans get a cop when they need one? That's right, you dial 911. The poor dispatcher couldn't make out anything this guy was saying other than he had gotten into a "fight" (the argument with the other crewmen) and that he wanted "the policia". The dispatcher, not knowing what was going on, and thinking the guy was hurt from the "fight", covered her butt and sent everyone to see who could help him. True story.
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    Hey Chief, I got a funny story for you. I work for a small department on the New Hampshire coast. we have a couple of petroleum and manufacturing facilities that have piers and ships dock here quite often and the crews come from the four corners of the earth. One morning we get toned at 0h-Dark-Thirty to respond to one of these ships for an "Unknown type of rescue" (Don't ya just love a dispatch like that?) on board the ship. Rub sleep out of eyes, pull on night hitches, climb into ambulance, call for the mutual-aid as shipboard calls tend to be technical rescues and labor intensive, and roll out to the scene. About half way there, the first arriving P.D. unit calls us to advise that we can cancel our response, there was no emergency and no patient. I confirmed this and asked if he could fill me in on what was going on. He said that he would be by the station in about 10 to 15 minutes. when he gets there, he tells me how our "patient" (a crew member from the ship) got into an argument with some co-workers. He wanted to go somewhere like a coffe shop or a donut shop to cool off. Problem was the guy was from somewhere in eastern Europe and didn't speak much english, so he was having a hard time asking people where he could go. But, our quick thinking foreign friend had seen enough american television to know that we silly americans have cops that are fond of donuts. So if you want to find a donut shop, ask a cop. And how do americans get a cop when they need one? That's right, you dial 911. The poor dispatcher couldn't make out anything this guy was saying other than he had gotten into a "fight" (the argument with the other crewmen) and that he wanted "the policia". The dispatcher, not knowing what was going on, and thinking the guy was hurt from the "fight", covered her butt and sent everyone to see who could help him. True story. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
    I have issues, but it's nice to see me

    Tom McQuade FF/EMT-I<br />Newington NH F.D.

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    I can confirm said tale. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
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