"Well this ain't the right thing to do, so let's go."
Familiar scenario, all Providence rescues occupied, myself with "Michael," a regular intoxicated male making his fifth call for "Man Down" this week.
"Any rescue to clear?" comes the familiar plea from Fire Alarm, but this time there's a little urgency in Gerry's voice.
Silence on the airwaves.
"Engine 14, respond to 323 Atilla Avenue for an unconscious four-year old bleeding from the head."
"Any rescue to clear?"
"Fire alarm to Engine 14, that child is under a television that fell from a bureau."
"Rescue 5 to Fire Alarm, we're responding to Atilla with an extra rider."
We put "Michael" in my seat and responded. The kid was indeed unconscious and bleeding with a Sony Trinitron two hundred pound behemoth broken nearby. We worked him up and hot him to the ER. Michael watched, fascinated. He says he won't be calling us anymore.