Overheard over the radio today

My head hung low after hearing the following radio traffic:

“Control, this is Engine 99, we need a code 3 ambulance at our location.”

“Copy that 99, do you have a patient report?”

“Yeah, this guy wants a ride to a shelter, refuses to stand up.”

“99, can you confirm you need the ambulance code 3?”

“Yeah, we can’t wait here all day, send them code 3.”

It hurt. It hurt to hear that. But luckily an ambulance was around the corner and cleared a few minutes later with a final classification of “No medical merit.”

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