December 31st, 2008

Happy New Year

Posted in Other Stuff by 200

There was a saying around training school some 30 years ago, it was the 6 Ps – Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

The following video wasn’t around 30 years ago but if it was it could have been used to illustrate that phrase.

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Have a very Happy New Year &  safe 2009!!

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  1. A special in Notts says:

    Is it just me or is there something wrong with the link?

    Incidentally, wish me luck:-p First shift working over a big holiday like this.

    December 31st, 2008 at 20:56

  2. 200 says:

    Should be working OK now.

    And good luck, how did you get on?

    December 31st, 2008 at 21:14

  3. Noddy says:

    Bliadhna Mhath Ùr.

    I was so bleedin’ busy I never even noticed the tick of the clock at the bells.

    January 1st, 2009 at 08:15

  4. A special in Notts says:

    Absolutely shattered, but a very Q night. In and out of the hospital though, first as a prisoner watch, got back to custody suite,

    “Ahh Special, could you go with the new ‘un and show her the ropes down at A&E? Cheers mate. I’ll send one of the guys down when I get a chance.”

    “Yes Sarge.”

    Turn up at A&E and almost immediately get waved over by the nurses to nick someone for affray, leaving the poor probie stood holding our original prisoner and me kneeling on the new one.

    First real violent arrest though.

    Hope you had a new good year 200:-D

    January 1st, 2009 at 13:23

  5. A special in Notts says:

    It was interesting. In and out of the A&E department in my fair city, but other than that quite Q really.

    Got my first solo violent arrest in. That was an experience and a half, just taken a prisoner back from the hospital to the custody suite and my sergeant asks me if I can show the new officer on my shift where A&E is, so off I go, with a new prisoner in tow. We get there and I get called over by the nurses and end up nicking someone for affray.

    First real violent arrest, weird drugged up bloke. So I am not too disappointed and I got to put together the handover and get rid of him sharpish.

    Hope you guys had a good on?

    January 1st, 2009 at 13:27

  6. A special in Notts says:

    Sorry about that, my computer has a tendency to close down the webpage and I thought that I hadn’t posted.

    January 1st, 2009 at 20:01

  7. MarkUK says:

    Happy New Year All!

    Special in Notts – I’m a Community First Responder – part of what you might call the “Special Ambulance”. I was out last night (in Derby) and get paid the same as you – SFA. We ought to be in contact; if 200 will let you have my email, I’d like to commuicate. (200, I hereby give my permission.)

    Derby was fairly Q. The crews on the trucks were moderately busy, but I was second-manning a Fast Response Vehicle, and it got a bit boring. Mind you, early on in the evening yellow jackets (ambulance & police) outnumbered the punters.

    January 1st, 2009 at 21:01

  8. A special in Notts says:

    I was kind of surprised to be honest, I was on the square for a bit, estimated numbers being 4-5 thousand, maybe half that turned up.

    I think pictures of me turned up on a variety of facebook accounts. Sadly I doubt I will be tagged. I am happy to get your details if 200 doesnt mind sending them to my email address?

    How did you get into that then Mark? Through St John Ambulance? I felt kind of sorry for the guy working the paramedic car in Notts, he kept waving as he went speeding past us, paramedic driving and the police officer in the front of the car hanging on, usually pulling faces.

    January 2nd, 2009 at 04:55

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