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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   "911, what's your emergency?" "My baby is choking." "Wait, our baby is choking?"   (ajc.com) divider line 52
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2014-07-10 09:45:13 AM  
The one time I actually want to hear a 911 recording, and no audio is available.
 
2014-07-10 10:45:30 AM  
Oh I bet the father spends weeks on the couch for this one.
 
2014-07-10 10:45:48 AM  

bdub77: The one time I actually want to hear a 911 recording, and no audio is available.


try google. Statter911 or EMS Magazine might have one.
 
2014-07-10 10:45:49 AM  
I knew a retired paramedic that had responded to her own mother's heart attack and death. She quit that same day.
 
2014-07-10 10:46:39 AM  
It was probably just a pork chop..

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2014-07-10 10:48:07 AM  
I see a new motivational poster coming to that dispatch center.
 
2014-07-10 10:48:22 AM  
who hasn't choked to death as a kid?

Oh, none of you?

Darwin giggles to himself.
 
2014-07-10 10:49:01 AM  
He found his young son choking on a metal washer

Damn. How big is that kid's mouth?

www.bigfrogmountain.com
 
2014-07-10 10:49:04 AM  
Awkward
 
2014-07-10 10:49:20 AM  
Good for her...

But, I'm not liking "Maverick's" chances over the long haul.
 
2014-07-10 10:50:13 AM  
The most disturbing thing is that emergency phone operators are too f*cking retarded to recognize their fiances' voices.
 
2014-07-10 10:51:04 AM  
damn, that's a story the kid'll probably hear for the rest of his life

good thing he came through it
 
2014-07-10 10:51:17 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: He found his young son choking on a metal washer

Damn. How big is that kid's mouth?

[www.bigfrogmountain.com image 850x1079]


That's a very happy washer.
 
2014-07-10 10:51:48 AM  
FTFA: Her 14-month-old son Maverick had been playing in the bedroom while his father moved furniture in the living room. But Kimball soon realized something was wrong

Clearly unfit parents anyhow.  Even if she did save him from choking, they won't be able to save him from the kind of parents that name their kid Maverick.
 
2014-07-10 10:55:01 AM  

Mercutio74: FTFA: Her 14-month-old son Maverick had been playing in the bedroom while his father moved furniture in the living room. But Kimball soon realized something was wrong

Clearly unfit parents anyhow.  Even if she did save him from choking, they won't be able to save him from the kind of parents that name their kid Maverick.


The Question is, was he named after Tom Cruise, James Garner, Mel Gibson, or Sarah Palin?
 
2014-07-10 10:58:03 AM  

Tom_Slick: Mercutio74: FTFA: Her 14-month-old son Maverick had been playing in the bedroom while his father moved furniture in the living room. But Kimball soon realized something was wrong

Clearly unfit parents anyhow.  Even if she did save him from choking, they won't be able to save him from the kind of parents that name their kid Maverick.

The Question is, was he named after Tom Cruise, James Garner, Mel Gibson, or Sarah Palin?


Yes.
 
2014-07-10 10:58:31 AM  

Tom_Slick: The Question is, was he named after Tom Cruise, James Garner, Mel Gibson, or Sarah Palin?


If the answer is anything but James Garner, the answer is incorrect.  It also happens to be by far the least likely of the 4.

/I guess you could add John McCain in there, since he bestowed his maverickosity onto Palin in a fit of transferrence via presidential ticket
 
2014-07-10 11:00:01 AM  
It's sad that the police officer thought that the baby was choking someone else, and shot it first thing. Sad.
 
2014-07-10 11:03:29 AM  

WayneKerr: It's sad that the police officer thought that the baby was choking someone else, and shot it first thing. Sad.


They also shot two women in a pickup truck since they kind of looked like the baby.
 
2014-07-10 11:07:04 AM  
We took a short class on baby CPR and whatnot when our first was coming. I remember practicing the baby-Heimlich (whack on the back), and knocking the head clean off of the practice dummy baby. Fortunately they just gave me a replacement baby.
 
2014-07-10 11:10:24 AM  

Mercutio74: FTFA: Her 14-month-old son Maverick had been playing in the bedroom while his father moved furniture in the living room. But Kimball soon realized something was wrong

Clearly unfit parents anyhow.  Even if she did save him from choking, they won't be able to save him from the kind of parents that name their kid Maverick.


whatshappeningatmyhouse.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-10 11:11:34 AM  

Gaseous Anomaly: We took a short class on baby CPR and whatnot when our first was coming. I remember practicing the baby-Heimlich (whack on the back), and knocking the head clean off of the practice dummy baby. Fortunately they just gave me a replacement baby.


I probably would have laughed my a** off and been kicked out of the class....
 
2014-07-10 11:14:44 AM  
Her 14-month-old son Maverick ...
Darwin missed one.
www.crazytownblog.com
 
2014-07-10 11:16:40 AM  
My two year old was chocking on an apple, that baby whack on the back really works and when your child is chocking you hit them real hard, hard enough to knock there head off. It scared the hell out of me.
 
2014-07-10 11:20:35 AM  

special20: Her 14-month-old son Maverick ...
Darwin missed one.
[www.crazytownblog.com image 400x400]


Patience, special20, patience.
 
2014-07-10 11:24:34 AM  
You can get hundreds of calls a day. After awhile they all sound very similar.
 
2014-07-10 11:25:31 AM  

thamike: The most disturbing thing is that emergency phone operators are too f*cking retarded to recognize their fiances' voices.


Let's try this again.

You can get hundreds of calls a day. After awhile they all sound similar.
 
2014-07-10 11:29:15 AM  
It happened in Marysville, California.  The poor man's Yuba City.
 
2014-07-10 11:32:21 AM  
Did the Irony tag choke to death?
 
2014-07-10 11:42:38 AM  

bdub77: The one time I actually want to hear a 911 recording, and no audio is available.


Really? My favorite was the "I think we're dead" call.
 
2014-07-10 11:50:17 AM  

gfid: who hasn't choked to death as a kid?

Oh, none of you?

Darwin giggles to himself.


When I was little my dad used to keep spare change in a big plastic cup on top of his dresser...one day when I was like 4 years old, I thought it would be funny to pretend to "drink" the money out of the cup; not anticipating that the cup would tip itself toward me when all that weight inside it shifted, I ended up dumping enough coins into my mouth to pack it solid.  I spat them out of course, but I could feel a couple still stuck in my throat - I could breathe around them, but they wouldn't move when I tried to cough or gag them up, so I swallowed them.  I assume they made their way out safely, but I never got..."confirmation"...
 
2014-07-10 11:51:19 AM  

gopher321: Did the Irony tag choke to death?


In the Alanis Morissette sense of irony?
 
2014-07-10 11:52:53 AM  

Loaf's Tray: When I was little my dad used to keep spare change in a big plastic cup on top of his dresser...one day when I was like 4 years old, I thought it would be funny to pretend to "drink" the money out of the cup; not anticipating that the cup would tip itself toward me when all that weight inside it shifted, I ended up dumping enough coins into my mouth to pack it solid. I spat them out of course, but I could feel a couple still stuck in my throat - I could breathe around them, but they wouldn't move when I tried to cough or gag them up, so I swallowed them. I assume they made their way out safely, but I never got..."confirmation"...


CSB...  I am in possession of a digital copy of an xray of my stupidest nephew with a quarter lodged in his throat face on towards the camera.  He's kind of lucky it jammed itself in there essentially parallel to his airway.  My understanding was that it was a pain in the ass for the doctor to fish out.
 
2014-07-10 11:59:46 AM  

thamike: The most disturbing thing is that emergency phone operators are too f*cking retarded to recognize their fiances' voices.


Most people actually have trouble recognizing voices without being told who it is either by the caller, recognizing in the incoming number, or realizing it from context.
 I would think is especially so when the recipient takes dozens to hundreds of calls per day.
 
2014-07-10 12:00:28 PM  
y'know after all the horrible stories about people leaving kids in hot cars, it's nice to have a happy ending
 
2014-07-10 12:01:12 PM  

Missicat: Gaseous Anomaly: We took a short class on baby CPR and whatnot when our first was coming. I remember practicing the baby-Heimlich (whack on the back), and knocking the head clean off of the practice dummy baby. Fortunately they just gave me a replacement baby.

I probably would have laughed my a** off and been kicked out of the class....


Nah.  Most instructors that also work in the field have a strong sense of gallows humor.  I was teaching a CPR class for a firefighter recruit class and one of the students blew so hard on the infant dummy that he blew the plate covering the inflatable bag that simulates chest rise clean off it.

I laughed harder than the students.
 
2014-07-10 12:15:26 PM  
Working in emerg one night and I answered a phone call from a lady telling me my wife was in a car accident, trapped in the car and paramedics were on the way.

I was sitting there letting that all sink in and the phone that the paramedics used to patch to the ER rang and needed answering.

There was no one at the desk but me so I had to answer the patch and take report from the ambulance that they were coming in Code 4 (lights and sirens) with a female accident victim.

Took report and then had to get the trauma bay ready (as per protocol) to receive my wife.

Someone asked how I could stay so calm and I replied that the call came from ACME Ambulance and knowing them my wife was either dead or sitting up in the back of the rig playing euchre.

Turns out it was the latter. But it sure seemed like a long wait to find find out.
 
2014-07-10 12:24:09 PM  
I learned it watching  you mom!

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2014-07-10 12:27:09 PM  
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2014-07-10 12:50:25 PM  

wheatpennyandaglock: My two year old was chocking on an apple, that baby whack on the back really works and when your child is chocking you hit them real hard, hard enough to knock there head off. It scared the hell out of me.


It's ok. Babies are resiliant. You can pop that head right back on. Maybe a dab of Gorilla glue just to be sure.
 
2014-07-10 12:58:24 PM  

Loaf's Tray: gfid: who hasn't choked to death as a kid?

Oh, none of you?

Darwin giggles to himself.

When I was little my dad used to keep spare change in a big plastic cup on top of his dresser...one day when I was like 4 years old, I thought it would be funny to pretend to "drink" the money out of the cup; not anticipating that the cup would tip itself toward me when all that weight inside it shifted, I ended up dumping enough coins into my mouth to pack it solid.  I spat them out of course, but I could feel a couple still stuck in my throat - I could breathe around them, but they wouldn't move when I tried to cough or gag them up, so I swallowed them.  I assume they made their way out safely, but I never got..."confirmation"...


don't tell any crackheads that story - they'll slit your throat hoping to get a few coins.
 
2014-07-10 01:12:36 PM  

pedrop357: thamike: The most disturbing thing is that emergency phone operators are too f*cking retarded to recognize their fiances' voices.

Most people actually have trouble recognizing voices without being told who it is either by the caller, recognizing in the incoming number, or realizing it from context.
 I would think is especially so when the recipient takes dozens to hundreds of calls per day.


Especially when the caller's voice is panicked and several octaves higher due to stress.
 
2014-07-10 01:20:58 PM  

Archimedes' Principal: It happened in Marysville, California.  The poor man's Yuba City.


 I was born there, it is soooo  true.
 
2014-07-10 01:39:18 PM  

TrixieDelite: pedrop357: thamike: The most disturbing thing is that emergency phone operators are too f*cking retarded to recognize their fiances' voices.

Most people actually have trouble recognizing voices without being told who it is either by the caller, recognizing in the incoming number, or realizing it from context.
 I would think is especially so when the recipient takes dozens to hundreds of calls per day.

Especially when the caller's voice is panicked and several octaves higher due to stress.


Have you people ever been in an emergency, called a number, and got your future wife on the line? BECAUSE SHE WORKS THERE?

Jesus f*cking Christ with you guys.
 
2014-07-10 01:58:35 PM  
This kid in the future:

"Hi, I'm Maverick, and this is my brother Falcon and my sister Galaxie."
 
2014-07-10 02:06:45 PM  

coralfixation: This kid in the future:

"Hi, I'm Maverick, and this is my brother Falcon and my sister Galaxie."


It could work, with the right uniforms.
 
2014-07-10 02:33:55 PM  
Is this where I make a CSB about my grandfather taking an emergency call at the fire station and dispatching a fire truck to his own home without realizing it at first?

No? Bummer.
 
2014-07-10 02:59:14 PM  

TheCableGuy: Is this where I make a CSB about my grandfather taking an emergency call at the fire station and dispatching a fire truck to his own home without realizing it at first?

No? Bummer.


Well, that passive aggressived quickly.
 
2014-07-10 03:40:26 PM  
Well it's good this story has a happy ending.

/Look at that family, they could max out an elevator. That kid better watch it or he's gonna get the diabeetus
 
2014-07-10 05:04:43 PM  

bdub77: The one time I actually want to hear a 911 recording, and no audio is available.


And it's the one time she actually treated a call like an emergency.
 
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