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July 13th, 2011
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About 12:30 this morning I heard the unmistakable sounds of a large truck pulling up and stopping VERY close to my bedroom. Being curious, I started looking out windows.

There was a police car, ambulance and firetruck (the thing I actually heard) parked everywhere nearby*. No lights, no sirens (in retrospect, I realize they just don't seem to use those at night. Guess the night traffic here doesn't warrant it and I can't say I am unhappy about this.)


No idea what it was about, though. There were lots of people (firemen and women, mostly) standing around the apartment building across the parking lot from mine and a person in street clothes talking to one of them (or maybe a police officer - hard to tell in the dark).


Guess I will just have to live with the curiosity.


*the firetruck really was parked right outside my bedroom window. SOOOO glad there were no lights or sirens.

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From:auroraceleste
Date:July 13th, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
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Fire truck and ambulance no lights and siren? Heart attack or seizure. Procedure is to send firemen in those situations (dunno why) but sirens can trigger more problems in a heart attack (duh, stress) and strobing colored lights can cause a seizure victim to start up again. Procedure is to ABSOLUTELY have lights at night so that people can see the large equipment parked in their way.
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From:solan_t
Date:July 13th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
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Interesting! Perhaps the paramedics were busy inside, then, and that's why I saw nothing but people standing around and talking.

Perhaps firemen are for removal, in case it proves tricky?


(I don't really remember hearing all that many sirens in the night, at least not deep night. Lights, though - I do remember waking to lights and finding a police car in the parking lot. Perhaps they just don't use sirens here in town between certain hours on residential streets? It's not like they would really need them.)
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From:auroraceleste
Date:July 13th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
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Probably. Sirens are more useful during the day when people may miss lights because it's light outside.
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From:silverfae
Date:July 14th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
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The procedure in Douglas County for any 911 call (even just a medical emergency) is to send First Responders first.. usually ends up being the large fire truck, then the ambulance shows up, and police as well in case the vic gets out-of-control, so yes it could have been a (mere?) possible heart attack.
We had the entire entourage show up at our place when I called in once because Jbird had a serious (as in convulsing) low blood sugar episode. We had so many blue uniforms in the living room that when he came around, he asked "are we having a party for the police here?"

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From:geekmom
Date:July 15th, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
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Pari had a febrile seizure when she was two, and a fire truck was one of the first to arrive at our house.
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