As a member of SU Ambulance, we’re all given a pager when we are promoted above a certain level to be able to get pages about calls during the day, run numbers and timing about calls we go on and other important messages.
I was just setting all my stuff down for the night when my pager went off. This usually doesn’t happen at night unless the crew is really busy and they need to call in a backup crew to handle some of the calls.
I looked at it and saw:
“Driver needed for priority 1 call on south campus. call dispatch.”
So, I decided it would be fun to break up the night with a little medical excitement and decided to call in and go on the call. When I called, one of my friends/supervisors picked up the phone and started laughing saying “HAHA, we got you!”.
Apparently, as a joke, they sent out that page - just to me - to wake me up in the hopes I would call in. Gotta love my friends.
Update: So minutes later, I received a text message that there actually WAS a second call now and that they needed a crew. As the crew got there, the first ambulance was done and the second crew was no longer needed.
There’s a certain degree of irony in this whole situation.