We had a busy day on the ambulance in Salt Lake City. My previous record for transports to hospitals in a 24hr shift was 10. We beat that by one my new record is now 11.
Now I know what your thinking, we must have had alot of hurt and sick people in our city. That would be wrong. Six of the eleven were people who were so drunk they couldn't stand on their own. And because of that, the police can't take them to jail. So we get to deliver them to the hospital where the doctors and nurses are ready to greet us with open arms, and are happy to give these people a bed to sleep in until they sober up enough to leave. In case you couldn't tell, I was being sarcastic about that last part.
We did have some cool stuff though. We had a stabbing, and also a guy who was drunk and his house caught fire while he was in it. He managed to stagger outside onto the porch otherwise he might be dead.
Because of all these calls we managed to get to bed at 6 am, and slept until 8 am when we went home. Which after I got home and went to sleep.
6 months ago