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Scary stuff

Those of you who follow my Facebook and Twitter know I was treated to a visit by a firefighter last week. A firefighter who burst into my house and started running toward the bedroom. No, it wasn't a bad porno. I stammered out, "I didn't call you," and she ran back out to the truck, where they determined that my next door neighbors had called, thinking the wife was having a stroke.

I saw my neighbor up and around today and I'm relieved to report that she is perfectly fine. She had a seizure, so they kept her in the hospital overnight and ran tests. She looked so bad when they were putting her in the ambulance I had feared the worst. It was so wonderful to see her up looking and feeling fine! She's annoyed she can't drive for 90 days, but she'll get over it.

The amount of response they had to their 911 call was phenomenal: two fire/rescue trucks from neighboring village, two police cars from this village, one sheriff car from this county, one paramedic/ambulance from three villages away (which was the one that eventually took her. I'm not sure how they call dibs on the patient when so many emergency crew show up, from four municipalities.) It was interesting to see all the rescue people determining whose equipment was whose after my neighbor was safely loaded in the ambulance. It must have been marked.

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andy_slayde
Aug. 1st, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
I'm glad she is ok and let's hope she stays seizure free for 90 days so she can drive again

When I had a car accident - some idiot plowed into me as I was trying to turn, passing the car that stopped behind me as well - everyone who had a flashing light showed up, was great
jordan_c_price
Aug. 1st, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
Sometimes when you're rural it seems like, "Wow, what if something happened to me all the way out in the middle of nowhere?" but emergency response was surprisingly good.
andy_slayde
Aug. 1st, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
Yes it is and being in a small town everyone then knows what happens are good about helping out if needed
A family a few houses down lost their home to fire - even though the response was quick and from multiple towns - and the local firehouse was quick to set up a benefit, collection jars went up everywhere
we pull together to help
egret17
Aug. 1st, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC)
Glad your neighbor's ok! Were there sirens before the firefighter burst into your place, so it was maybe not QUITE as shocking as it could be?
jordan_c_price
Aug. 1st, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Their sirens weren't on--I did hear the motor of their truck and look outside since I was waiting for the AC repairman at the time and wondered if it was him. I was still pretty darned startled! (They banged on the door before they came in, but still. Shocking.)
neyronrose
Aug. 1st, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
Well, I'd think it would be comforting to know that you get so much response for a 911 call in the area. I'm glad to hear that your neighbor is all right.
jordan_c_price
Aug. 1st, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
It really is comforting. Especially since this village is too small for a fire/rescue of its own.
cdn_tam
Aug. 1st, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
Wow, the drama. At least you're well taken care of. I noticed you said "she". What a let down. If a fire fighter comes bursting into my house HE better be calendar worthy. :-)

Glad your neighbor is better.
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