Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Flying off the building
This is my dumbass sliding down a rope from 5 stories up. I really enjoy my job. We had TRMT (rope team) training the other day. We spend the day building a sloping highline using a flying W. What fun. It's like a giant zip line like we used to play on at the river. I was also issued my gear for the team. with my compentancies done I am now an active member, no longer in training staus. Which is cool cause now I get to go on call outs. They mostly consist of calls at the ports and shipyards. We do more confined spance than high angle, seeing that there isn't too many high structures in The City. I also spend last shift with my "angry" partner. He was in a bitchy mood all shift. But I am learning to embrace his bitchiness and just take him with a grain of salt, since we do get along so well. I think if I was not friends with him to begin with I would have to stab him in the throat sometimes. Today is also Inservice day. I would just skip it because I worked last night, but alas it's a mandatory HAZMAT inservice. We get to sit through hours of fun learning the same bullshit we learned at last year's HAZMAT inservice. WIth one diffrence. The City Police department is going to build a meth lab in the county building and teach us all about reconizing a meth lab. You would think this to be an easy task, however we had a lab bust a few years back in a very afluent part of town. We were called to a Shortness of Breath and stumbled upon a Meth lab put together by several medical students from the local med school. So it just goes to show you anybody can whip up a batch of Meth in their own homes.
For the most part it's been business as usual. Asthma attacks, old people falling, and psych patients trying to leap from bridges. One of our local Psychotics tried that yesterday. She tends to jump from smaller bridges, not to kill herself, but for the thrill of tying up several local resources for her own entertainment. However she threated yesterday to toss herself off the Big new bridge. We were called, but were cancelled when the police tased her dumbass and pulled her from the edge. I know several of them just wanted her to jump and get it over with. She is violent, a spitter, has psudo seizures (so she can get Ativan), attacked several EMS workers and has the life span of a cat. She is not welcome at at least 2 of the ERs because she escaped from one, ran into the woods, shot herself with a crossbow in the stomach. Where she got a crossbow is beyond me. It's not like she could sneak in into an ER. The other she assaulted several nurses and tried to stab them with hyperdermics. She's a pleasure.
I love my job...I love my job...I love my job