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About Paul53

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    RN, retired from 24/7 body repair.

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  1. Correct. Hopefully it wont spread, but immunization rates are lowest in the South, and this is at the LSU campus.
  2. Now they're reporting a case of mumps on the LSU campus in an immunized patient. We don't need universal innoculation folks for "Heard immunity" to work. But 95% of the population immunized protects us all! Hey measles, mumps, rubella, polio, were getting the band back together! Childhood Diseases World Tour 2020!
  3. Why do you ask? Are you planning something interesting?
  4. Janice6, thanks for the post. I was having a flashback I guess.
  5. My best guess is 10 minutes. Excruciating long if you need an ambulance! Emergency vehicles are subject to all routine traffic laws/signs/lights. That's my honest guess. Hope this helps. Sorry if it sounds like I'm being a jerk. It's not intentional. Nights they need time to get dressed if they were asleep. Otherwise from when they are paged out should be just a few minutes. 10 or so. Who does the dispatching? Local or county wide centralized. Also, in Kennebunkport Maine they have to clarify Main ST, from Maine ST, from North Main ST. The County dispatches from several towns away. They want to help you, honestly, but which direction should we go? Just for laughs, consider in the states I've run, there's no law giving emergency vehicles the right of way. The law says everybody else must yeild the right of way. Subtle differance but crunched ambulance is automatically at fault.
  6. Do you have a full time paid service or volunteer service? Are there reported injuries? Could the EMS units be tied up elsewhere and you have to wait for mutual aid? Do you live in town or out in the county? How far to wherever the rig is stationed? Too many variables to generalize an answer like that. I'm not trying to be a dick, just a former EMT. Hope you never need to find out.
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    The brain is the only organ that named itself!
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    It's kind of circular. Who wouldn't be afraid of the word "Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?" The word creates the very condition it names!
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    Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.
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