Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Odd Locks

Most of the call-outs in the North Lyon County Fire Protection District are not fires, but medical calls. Indeed, the Chief said, while presenting the annual report to the Board at their last meeting (I attended via Zoom) said, "I sometimes feel like I'm an EMS Chief that sometimes puts out fires." As I have the fire radio frequencies programmed into the scanner, I follow what's going on. Today there was an odd coincidence.

The first call I noticed was for a child locked inside a car. This happens periodically. The vehicle in this case wasn't running, and it's neither dangerously hot or cold. So not an especially dangerous situation, but something that needed to be resolved.

A few minutes later, I heard the dispatch tone again, followed by the dispatcher calling for a "child locked in a car" rescue. At first I though they'd somehow duplicated a call, but it turned out to be a totally different call in a different part of town. The rescue unit dispatched to the first call had just completed getting the baby out of the car and said they'd respond to the second call.

Two consecutive unrelated child-locked-in-car incidents is not something I'd expect in our town of 20,000 people. I'm glad both incidents were non-life-threatening.
Tags: fire, north lyon county
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