Disputes between respondents
They ran back and forth making sure they had the right tools for the job. They just paid attention to everyone’s safety.
The bright blue and red of police cars flashed at the spectators who drove by. However, her gaze was not fixed on the accident. It was the sight of the two rescue services arguing with each other.
Block them in
The street was already as narrow as it was. But now it had five police cars and an ambulance, not to mention traffic trying to get by.
There were two rescue workers on site. One tried to stabilize someone who had been injured in the accident while the other looked at the contemptuous patrol cars. The cruisers blocked them.
When his partner was already laying the injured man on a stretcher, Troy ran to the local sergeant to ask his friends to move their cruisers.
The officer glanced at the EMT. He had an expression on his face that would curdle milk. Finally, after muttering something to himself, he asked the other officer to move his car. This was something they completely ignored.
The spirits get high
Troy was so surprised that he even took a step back. Would this guy really block an ambulance and refuse to move it? The sergeant was not impressed by his subordinate and made his way to the cruiser.
The door to the cruiser was locked. Troy got impatient and said to them, “We really have to get out now.” He could see that his partner in the ambulance was ready and waiting for the car to be moved.
Try a solution
Troy felt his patience wear off and his temper rise.
EMTs were trained to be calm in the worst of situations, but he had never trained for that situation. The police should be there to help them with their work without interfering with them. He thought that maybe they could try pushing that thing or smashing his windows. It was then that Troy noticed a tow truck across the street.
Troy could see the man sitting in the cab of his truck drinking some water. Maybe he could help them? Thought Troy.
After seeing what Troy’s idea was, the sergeant ran to the tow truck and asked the driver if he could help. The driver said he was called as an extra anyway. They asked him to get the cruiser off the road immediately.
Rate of fall
“What’s your drop rate?” Troy asked the driver. He gave his price and the sergeant had to grin.
Troy also started smiling as he looked at the sergeant. But they had work to do, so Troy rushed back to the ambulance and explained everything to his partner. Then they watched what came next.
They watched the tow truck do its job as the driver hooked the cable over the hard point and turned the lever in his cab.
They heard the engine start, it was a loud drone, as the cruiser’s front wheels lifted off the asphalt. Then the truck driver dragged it onto the grass by the side of the road. They could then see the policeman who owned the cruiser to run to the taxi and tell the driver what he thought of the situation.
Troy heard the rest of what was going on after they went through the sergeant. From everything he was told, the young cop was not impressed, to say the least.
The cop’s face was red with anger and he reprimanded the taxi driver and asked him to park his cruiser immediately. The tug driver stared at him and just shook his head.
The cab driver opened his mouth and said, “My drop rate is one hundred dollars.”
“Are you crazy ?! Coffin, you won’t let him do that, will you ?!” The policeman stammered and looked from the tow truck driver to the sergeant. The sergeant just looked at him and said, “It’s legal to move vehicles that are blocking the emergency services.” The rookie cop didn’t let that stop him from getting his car back.
“I’ll give you forty. That’s it.”
The unkempt driver leaned against the truck and shook his head. “Nah. The drop fee is a hundred.” “Fifty.” “One hundred. It’ll be more when I pull it away. “The headstrong man let out an angry but defeated sigh and pulled out his wallet.
He peeled off four 20s from its crease and slipped them into the driver’s hand.
When the tires hit the ground and the hook released, the young man jumped into his car and squealed, still seething with anger. The Sargent finally relaxed and let out a long, hard laugh. Apparently this lesson had taken a long time.
I am the boss!
Apparently the new man had only been on duty for a few weeks.
He was like most newbies – a bloated sense of ego and an attitude anyone can take for a walk. This guy was a little worse and pretended to run the place. There was one other funny thing that was kept a secret.
After a long expected time
The reasons (and the “law”) they used to move the car were actually wrong.
There was no law at all. The young, cocky buck didn’t have to spend a hundred. For his boss, however, it was worth the lesson that cops are not exempt from the rules. As for Troy …
They were able to go to the hospital and those injured in the accident received the care they needed.
He and his partner got a good long laugh too. It let go of the stress of the day and reminded them that everyone was a great team, even the people you weren’t expecting.
Troy was so amused by what had happened that he felt compelled to share it on Reddit – on a thread called “Petty Revenge”.
Somehow the stars had aligned to get the cocky cop on a hook. And readers loved it. The post has garnered hundreds of comments since then. Most of the Redditors couldn’t believe the rookie cop’s audacity and were amused, too. Some shared similar stories of their own.
One user, who goes by the name “Hammerraptor”, wrote: “Worked as an FF / EMT for the local FD a few years ago. Worked in a car accident. We parked the ambulance and truck near the scene. Rookie Cop decided he didn’t like where the ambulance was parked. “
“Decided to get in and take the ambulance out of traffic about 150 to 200 feet from the scene. Any additional equipment we might have needed and any emergency transportation we might need were only minutes away. “
Fireman vs. Cop
“The chief (55 years old) and the police officer punched his fists. Just angry. Had to pull them off the cop. Had the police chief on site in 5 minutes. There was a screaming match for about 20 minutes during which the PD didn’t interfere with our operations, ”he continued.
“The victim was fine and we were evacuated from the scene pretty quickly. The PD nicely decided to buy the fire department dinner that evening. The boss wasn’t reprimanded and became a good story throughout the department. “
Come to blows
And then another user wrote about a different experience about an incident where firefighters and police officers were beaten.
“When I worked as a volunteer firefighter for several years, I was trained and cleared to operate all of the department’s equipment,” he wrote. “One night we are sent to an accident on the nearby freeway. I operated our second engine because the first one was already on the phone … “
The 3 vehicles involved in the accident blocked the left shoulder and the left of 4 main lanes. As a protocol to protect the victims and the crew, I placed the engine so that it blocks the two left lanes. We don’t move until we’re done with the scene.
“We didn’t even take care of all of the victims, and a soldier tells me I need to reposition the engine so it can open a third lane. I explained that I have to protect the victims and my crew until we go … “
“This part of the conversation goes back a few times before I went off to help on site. The soldier comes back to me about a minute later and raises the voice that asks me to move the engine, ”he continued.
“I pointed out that we had equipment distributed in the alleys and needed the space to work. He went to one of the paramedics who asked who was the senior officer on site. Two firefighters got up and pointed at me. “
A lot to do
“The look on the soldier’s face was priceless. As the soldier passed me, he explained that he would bring this up later. A few minutes later, a rescue chief and a friend of mine were there and I explained my situation. He smiled and said he would take care of it. The soldier left me alone that night. “
It may come as a surprise that rescue workers who not only have to deal with time-sensitive situations also have to deal with difficult people.
More often than you might think
Although ambulances have the right of way in almost all situations – after all, they save lives – you would be surprised how many threatening letters EMS crews receive.
In fact, West Midlands Ambulance Services said they experienced at least one abuse of their staff on average each day.
“If you really need to leave your house urgently and we block your access, please knock on the door where the emergency takes place,” says Lee Brentnall, Paramedic and Ambulance Operations Manager.
“Sometimes we can move the vehicle, for example when we are treating a patient, but neither of us need to be there at the time,” Lee continued. “However, there will be times when we are treating someone who is in a life-threatening and time-sensitive emergency and moving our ambulance will not be our priority. You have to be patient as we try to save someone’s life.”