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A Baltimore City EMS provider attracted widespread social media attention for his response to a dispatcher request to return to service.

“For the third time, we told you we are out of service,” an EMT says, repeating himself on a recording of Baltimore City Fire Department radio traffic. “I am completely prepared to tell my driver to disembark, and I will drive this thing in the Inner Harbor.”

Who among us hasn’t been so frustrated by dispatcher requests to return to service that they haven’t snapped back at dispatch – on or off the radio – and imagined parking the ambulance somewhere the sun doesn’t shine.

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By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.