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Title: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 19, 2013, 07:49:42 PM
Every once in a while I hear one that makes me laugh or is 'strange' in some way or is just plain goofy...   today I heard a couple so thought maybe it would be a good topic for other scanner listeners to post to too ;) ;) ;)

Now I will be the first to admit I may have a bit of a twisted sense of humor so I'm sure there are some out there who may not share my opinion...

but, remember what they say about opinions 8* 8* 8*

Anyway, both were this afternoon...  first was for a sheriff deputy to go to an address in MonroeTown or Raisinville or even LaSalle township (I didn't look it up to see which)...   check the well being of a man who had left the hospital about a half hour prior and still had an IV in his arm!!!

Not sure if he just got up and walked out or if they actually discharged him that way!!!

One of the downfalls of listening to the scanner is you only get about a third of the picture :D :D :D

The second call was in the city...   Mom was calling requesting an officer to stop by because her 16 yr old son had turned off the power to the XBox while his 14 yr old brother was playing it!  Maybe they do things different now than when I had teens...  and I only have one son...  but isn't that something that normally a parent would handle without police intervention?  Unless the officer involved was Dad per chance :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Skittelroo on March 19, 2013, 08:22:23 PM
I'm not sure I would have believed I heard that last one right had I been listening at the time.  I hope she got charged for using 911 inappropriately (or was there more to the story, like a big fight between the boys?)

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 20, 2013, 09:48:37 AM
Well, like I said, you only get about a third of the story from what you hear on the scanner.  I'm thinking maybe there had been 'prior history' there with the 16 year old. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 21, 2013, 02:40:43 PM
I wasn't very wide awake...  I was up letting the dogs out...  I remember seeing a 2 on the alarm clock so I'm thinking it was between 2 and 3 this morning...   

Sheriff Deputy radio traffic to Central Dispatch...  I'm just going to hang around here in the Walmart parking lot...  I just saw Captain America heading in there...   long, long pause from CD...  I'm guessing she was asking a co-worker if she heard that right....  finally a just barely audible...   allright.  So I'm thinking we may see Pax posting some more pictures in the Walmart thread soon...  or Captain America...  on 2nd thought...  maybe it was Pax posing as Captain America!!!

(http://bios.weddingbee.com/pics/148191/captain_america.jpg)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 21, 2013, 02:44:29 PM
There isn't much traffic on the marine channel 16 this time of year but they've been announcing a "Notice to Mariners" every hours or so today...   "Be aware of diving operations going on in the River Raisin"!!!  I hope whoever is down in the water has their long johns on under a well insulated diving drysuit ;) ;) ;)
Title: Brown Pug dog stolen from Downtown Hound!!!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 22, 2013, 11:35:50 AM
Well I hope this is the strangest one of the day...

we don't get many 'dognappings' around here but a pair (I think they said M and F) just stole a brown pug from the Downtown Hound on N. Monroe Street. 

(http://www.monroelabor.org/)

Suspect vehicle was north bound on Monroe Street!!!
Title: Re: Brown Pug dog stolen from Downtown Hound!!!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 22, 2013, 01:57:04 PM
Don't know any details but the Downtown Hound just called and said the dog has been returned 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on March 22, 2013, 06:12:27 PM
Did they put out a K9 Amber Alert?

 ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 22, 2013, 07:08:58 PM
Did they put out a K9 Amber Alert?

 ;D


There actually are at least a couple of online amber alert systems for canines:

(http://media.prleap.com/image/3228/full/logo2.jpg)

(http://www.dognamic.com/bark/dogamberalertNEW.jpg)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 24, 2013, 09:55:12 AM
I think I'm going to open up an auto glass repair shop in the area...

I've heard one call for road rage and another one a dispute between boyfriend girlfriend...  both calls in less than 24 hours and both ended up with a destroyed auto windshield!

Are we even to a full moon yet ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: eriemermaid on March 24, 2013, 01:49:10 PM
Whatever you do, I suggest nobody go to monroe glass!!!   :(
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 27, 2013, 07:29:06 AM
Well it's not even 7:30 am and I'm guessing I've already heard the strangest call I'm going to hear all day...  well partly because I've got a meeting and a class to go to so won't be home listening to the scanner...

Some of this you just couldn't make it up any better if you tried.

A man called 911 and has requested a deputy to come to his home and investigate because he feels he is being harassed by some type of electronic devices and he knows this because he is a mind reader!!!

Maybe this would explain where all those new drones from Kalamazoo have been flying to ;) ;) ;)

I'll bet the tinfoil will fly off the shelves at all the local grocery stores today ;D ;D ;D

btw...   central dispatch did not make this a high priority call :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: eriemermaid on March 27, 2013, 07:32:54 AM
I gotta get me one of those scanners!   :P
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monique on March 27, 2013, 08:27:09 AM
The 'voices' coming from my computer often harass me! Oddly, it only happens when I'm on this web page.....  ???
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 27, 2013, 01:32:36 PM
The 'voices' coming from my computer often harass me! Oddly, it only happens when I'm on this web page.....  ???


Get yourself down to the grocery store and get some of the heavy duty tinfoil before it's all gone ;) ;) ;)

(http://www.raisinbun.com/uploads/2012/11/tin-foil-hat.jpg)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 27, 2013, 08:47:12 PM
The day started with a strange one and now sounds like it's going to end the same way...

things have to be better tomorrow don't they 8* 8* 8*

Anyway, neighbors just called central dispatch...

A male at the PNC bank on N. Monroe is taking pictures of the ATM machine with his cell phone.

And he's wearing a Carhartt (nothing strange about that,   I had mine on yesterday)...

and he's carrying a broom!!!

I wonder if they could get the mindreader guy from this morning's call to read his mind and see what's going on...

or maybe, just MAYBE, the broom is to sweep the air around him to make sure the drones are not getting too close :-\ :-\ :-\



OK Fuzz...  so the 911 call was real...  I did embellish it with the drone sweep though ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Skittelroo on March 27, 2013, 08:51:45 PM
Lord knows I needed something ridiculous about now.   But I always carry my broom to protect myself from bats flying about. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 27, 2013, 09:11:20 PM
And now there's someone at the PNC bank on N. Dixie tampering with the ATM...  the cleaning crew is calling this one in...

and they didn't mention a broom!!!

but he is driving a green Pontiac :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Skittelroo on March 27, 2013, 09:26:35 PM
There must be a full moon tonight?   I can't see it behind the clouds, but the stars are especially brilliant.  Does that counteract the dimwits out there tonight?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on March 28, 2013, 06:38:35 AM
The 'voices' coming from my computer often harass me! Oddly, it only happens when I'm on this web page.....  ???

I have a "virtual" web page that I hear voices from too, pretty hot stuff.   ;)


OK Fuzz...  so the 911 call was real...  I did embellish it with the drone sweep though ;) ;) ;)

Is the third thing to go the ability to embellish?  LMAO
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 28, 2013, 07:29:01 AM
There must be a full moon tonight?   I can't see it behind the clouds, but the stars are especially brilliant.  Does that counteract the dimwits out there tonight?

The full moon actually hit at 5:27am yesterday...   

not too long before I heard the call on the scanner for the guy that is the mind reader 8* 8* 8*

Hopefully that means things will be 'calming down' in a day or two ;) ;) ;)

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 28, 2013, 07:32:05 AM
I have a "virtual" web page that I hear voices from too, pretty hot stuff.   ;)

Is the third thing to go the ability to embellish?  LMAO

I hope it's way down on the list :) :) :)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 28, 2013, 11:56:36 AM
I hope this is the strangest call of the day...

a 40 yr old male requesting medical because he has a runny nose and dry skin...   now I'm no doctor but did have quite a bit of emergency medical training and I'm predicting he should be able to live long enough to make it to a doctor somewhere :-\ :-\ :-\ 

Hopefully there is more to this story than what it sounds like...

btw, I've had a runny nose for a week but my bout with dry skin does seem to be over ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on March 28, 2013, 12:10:52 PM
Let me know when you hear the call come in about some dude in his mid-50's asking for female paramedics to stop over in West Monroe to relieve a man with unknown issues.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Skittelroo on March 28, 2013, 12:21:12 PM
Let me know when you hear the call come in about some dude in his mid-50's asking for female paramedics to stop over in West Monroe to relieve a man with unknown issues.

How did I know who posted this without having to look?   ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 28, 2013, 12:29:33 PM
Let me know when you hear the call come in about some dude in his mid-50's asking for female paramedics to stop over in West Monroe to relieve a man with unknown issues.

LOL Fuzz...   those female paramedics would have no problem taking care of themselves...

you know those little paddles on their defibrillators...   they can crank the voltage up enough on those that you'd think they were the heating element in an electric hot dog griller :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on March 28, 2013, 12:33:03 PM
I think I have been told once or twice in my lifetime that I am very predictable.   ;) ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 28, 2013, 01:09:56 PM
I think I have been told once or twice in my lifetime that I am very predictable.   ;) ;D

LOL...  and I've spent enough time with some of those female paramedics to 'predict' how they'd handle the situation too 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on March 28, 2013, 03:13:19 PM
My guess is that it would not involve that "lotion" they put on those electrical paddles to give the ole ticker a boost.   ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 28, 2013, 07:21:50 PM
My guess is that it would not involve that "lotion" they put on those electrical paddles to give the ole ticker a boost.   ;)

That's probably a safe guess ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 29, 2013, 08:24:31 AM
This is 'strange' only because of the sheer number of times it's happened in the last week or so...  I have heard at least one call a day/night requesting a deputy to come out to put a deer down that has been on the losing end of a collision with a car.  And that doesn't even count the number that are just killed outright.  I'm guessing this full moon has had the deer out and about more than usual.  Just seems like more than usual 'put downs'...

I wonder if the MCSD tracks those numbers?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 30, 2013, 01:35:11 PM
Well not really so 'strange' considering the time of year and the fact it's nicer out and people are getting out...  but there have been a 'lot' of 'fire out of control' calls already today...  almost every one of these calls could be prevented by being just a little bit careful. 

If you're going to burn make sure you have shovels or brooms (you can beat down a lot of fire with a straw broom) and a garden hose hooked up and ready...  take a couple of buckets of water with you to where you're burning...  and your cell phone...  An early attack won't take near as much work or resources as a bigger one 'later' 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: eriemermaid on March 30, 2013, 01:38:15 PM
I've been out working on the yard for hours, . . . well, for an hour anyway.  Now I know why my husband was out in the yard when I'd come home from work.  Taking care of the yard is a full time job.  :-\   I should have it done before fall!   8*
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 02, 2013, 01:33:32 PM
About an hour ago...

city police car calling central to report a license plate...

"W. Front street in front of St. Michael's, the same maroon Ford Focus and the same location as yesterday"!!!

Note to person driving that car...   somebody has your number...  time to change your habits or your route or your vehicle ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 04, 2013, 01:45:00 PM
Yesterday was the call to Olga's in the Mall of Frenchtown or whatever they call it today!!!

a customer threatening 'bodily harm' to one of the waitresses...

isn't that what the big guy that's always standing around is for...   

or maybe they didn't want to threaten him with 'bodily harm' :o :o :o

I don't know...  I've had a (very) few bad waitresses over the years but I don't think I've ever threatened one with bodily harm!!!  Come on people...  the full moon is waning now 8* 8* 8*

Lots more fire calls today for grass and field fires...  several along the ditches so probably people throwing a cigarette out the truck or car window...  it is 'DRY' out this year.  I was walking on Saturday in a spot that had 10-12" of water in it at this time last year (I took video of the big red dog playing in the water) and remember how dry it got last summer...   there was no water in that same spot this year...  so if that is any sign it's going to be one ultra dry summer this year!!! 

Be careful where you throw your (cigarette) butts... 

you never know when it could come back to haunt you ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: eriemermaid on April 04, 2013, 02:18:23 PM
I wonder if it was that waitress that always calls me honey  . . . I threatened her last time - it wasn't bodily harm, but I told her I wasn't her "honey" !!   8*
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on April 04, 2013, 06:26:35 PM
I have threatened bodily harm to a waitress or two over the years.....it's a matter of interpretation.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 04, 2013, 08:25:04 PM
Here's an article and photo from reference all the wildfires this afternoon!

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/apr/04/several-field-fires-reported-county/ (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/apr/04/several-field-fires-reported-county/)


(http://monroenews.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2013/04/04/field_fire_t670.jpg?b3f6a5d7692ccc373d56e40cf708e3fa67d9af9d)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 04, 2013, 08:28:48 PM
I just now heard LMR clearing on the assist to Frenchtown on the fire at Nadeau and Monroe street pictured above!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on April 04, 2013, 08:31:39 PM
Looks like the SSIHM Lawn.... only that is planned.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 04, 2013, 08:37:39 PM
Looks like the SSIHM Lawn.... only that is planned.

LOL...   I watched them burning that the very first year I ever knew of them burning it...

it looked like it was giving them all they wanted for a few minutes :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on April 04, 2013, 09:34:36 PM
LOL...   I watched them burning that the very first year I ever knew of them burning it...

it looked like it was giving them all they wanted for a few minutes :o :o :o

I hear the neighborhood loves the "green" field prarie look.

Lots of interesting critters in the neighborhood now that they never used to see.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 05, 2013, 01:12:50 PM
I hear the neighborhood loves the "green" field prarie look.

Lots of interesting critters in the neighborhood now that they never used to see.

I always call it the 'Savanah' look 8* 8* 8*  I hope they don't have any lions or tigers in there...   a few coyotes to eat the stray cats and small dogs in the neighborhood too probably ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 05, 2013, 01:22:24 PM
So far today I've already heard 3 brush fires out of control...  and it's just after 1...  and I've been in and out so I may have missed a couple! 

Yesterday was a fairly calm day other than the fires in the afternoon...  the full moon is losing it's impact I guess...

The somewhat funny call was the attempt to chase down the truck on the northbound 75 that was losing bales of hay...  one at a time!!!  Now, I admit it was kind of funny to listen to but I would NOT want to hit one of those with a car or small truck...  get that stuck under your catalytic converter and see how good your car insurance is real fast!!!

And they did finally get it pulled over up around Dixie Hwy overpass.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on April 05, 2013, 08:47:35 PM
So far today I've already heard 3 brush fires out of control...  and it's just after 1...  and I've been in and out so I may have missed a couple! 

Yesterday was a fairly calm day other than the fires in the afternoon...  the full moon is losing it's impact I guess...

The somewhat funny call was the attempt to chase down the truck on the northbound 75 that was losing bales of hay...  one at a time!!!  Now, I admit it was kind of funny to listen to but I would NOT want to hit one of those with a car or small truck...  get that stuck under your catalytic converter and see how good your car insurance is real fast!!!

And they did finally get it pulled over up around Dixie Hwy overpass.

I hit a giant tumble weed with a rental car out in Phoenix during a storm one time....

Had a friend in the car with me, timed it perfectly to hit it right in the middle of the grill, then about wrecked the Malibu we were laughing so hard when it just exploded all over the place.

Guy at the rental car place seemed curious about all the debris stuck in the grill, but didn't say anything.

Gotta love those rental cars!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 07, 2013, 07:26:55 AM
We were gone most of the day yesterday so I didn't hear much on the scanner...   what I did hear though was more wildfires... field fires...  brush fires... whatever you want to call them. 

And Ida was out on one when I got up this morning... 

not sure if they'd been out all night or not 'cause I actually slept pretty decent last night :) :) :)

At least half of the calls are being dispatched that this was a "controlled burn that got out of control"...

again, if you absolutely have to burn something then take some extra precautions...   get some extra help 'just in case'...   what a few people can extinguish when it's small it might take a few departments to extinguish when it's big! 

It's very, very dry out...  and sounds pretty windy today so that's an extra bad combination.  If this keeps up I wouldn't be surprised to see a very early ban on all burning by the DNR...

Whatever happened to the Smokey the Bear promotions ??? ??? ???

Did Smokey fall victim to budget cutting or is he still out and about?

REMEMBER, ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Smokey3.jpg/220px-Smokey3.jpg)

This is an old one but so true...

9 out of 10 fires can be prevented...  careless burning and a cigarette butt out the car window are both major causes of fires today... 

nature does create a few and they're frequently the worst ones too...  lightning strikes being the common culprit...  think back to Duck Lake last summer...  burned for days!!!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/21/Smokeybear1944.jpg/220px-Smokeybear1944.jpg)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 07, 2013, 12:27:17 PM
Been another 'interesting' morning... 

I've been 'in and out' so may have missed a few but still heard a couple of good ones!!!

Two...  both strange... but for different reasons...

1.  not even sure which local police agency was notifying central dispatch of the two men dressed in black who were 'open carrying' their weapons...  or even what the purpose of such a call would be :o :o :o

2.  and the other just a few minutes ago...  alerting anyone in the area that 'named individual' was on the way to 'address' to "burn down the house"...   now I know the full moon is gone...  there was just a sliver of a new moon on the horizon at 5:15 this morning ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: NewDawn on April 07, 2013, 12:49:20 PM
Been another 'interesting' morning... 

I've been 'in and out' so may have missed a few but still heard a couple of good ones!!!

Two...  both strange... but for different reasons...

1.  not even sure which local police agency was notifying central dispatch of the two men dressed in black who were 'open carrying' their weapons...  or even what the purpose of such a call would be :o :o :o

2.  and the other just a few minutes ago...  alerting anyone in the area that 'named individual' was on the way to 'address' to "burn down the house"...   now I know the full moon is gone...  there was just a sliver of a new moon on the horizon at 5:15 this morning ;) ;) ;)


Geez, you need to say what area these looney's are in.   :P  I have to get outside and put down some 13-13-13 fertilizer in my yard before the rains come.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 07, 2013, 01:04:47 PM

Geez, you need to say what area these looney's are in.   :P  I have to get outside and put down some 13-13-13 fertilizer in my yard before the rains come.

If I started telling all the details of some of those police dispatches I'd probably get a PM from the powers that be asking me not to post that info!!! 

Believe me NewDawn...  there are plenty of loonies out there to go around :o :o :o ;D ;D ;D

Well we could sure use the rain... the ground is dry, dry, dry!!!

and I'm just curious where you find that 13-13-13 fertilizer ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 07, 2013, 01:08:38 PM
LOL with NewDawn on this one...

now they're sending a patrol car to one of the local Burger Kings...

a belligerent male is unhappy with his food...

so if he was going to be unhappy why did he even go there in the first place :-\ :-\ :-\

I think I'll go take the big red dog for a walk and enjoy the spring air 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: NewDawn on April 07, 2013, 03:21:09 PM
If I started telling all the details of some of those police dispatches I'd probably get a PM from the powers that be asking me not to post that info!!! 

Believe me NewDawn...  there are plenty of loonies out there to go around :o :o :o ;D ;D ;D

Well we could sure use the rain... the ground is dry, dry, dry!!!

and I'm just curious where you find that 13-13-13 fertilizer ??? ??? ???

LOL..I just didn't want to  be working outside in the yard and have the looney's approaching.....especially with guns...and cops looking for them.   :o

You can buy Triple 13 just about anywhere. Ace, ACO, Meijer . If not there they usually always have triple 12, just as good. I tried to find 16-16-16 or 17-17-17 (my preference, my boxwoods love it) but couldn't find it last month.
Probably could now though. The Anderson's in Toledo and Maumee carry it too.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monique on April 07, 2013, 06:53:20 PM
"Only you can prevent forest fires!"

Yep, I see dumbazzes every time I'm out who flick their lit butts out the car window or into the street while they're out in front of the hospital smoking. Just squash it out and carry it to a wastebasket, people!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on April 07, 2013, 07:13:13 PM
LOL..I just didn't want to  be working outside in the yard and have the looney's approaching.....especially with guns...and cops looking for them.   :o

You can buy Triple 13 just about anywhere. Ace, ACO, Meijer . If not there they usually always have triple 12, just as good. I tried to find 16-16-16 or 17-17-17 (my preference, my boxwoods love it) but couldn't find it last month.
Probably could now though. The Anderson's in Toledo and Maumee carry it too.

Try Masserants on Dunbar or in Newport or Flat Rock.

Good supply of fertilizers and chemicals at prices better than Lowes, and very friendly staff.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 09, 2013, 09:23:24 AM
This was by far the strangest call I heard yesterday...

absolutely amazing someone wasn't hurt seriously...

the moon is down to just a sliver so we can't even blame this one on the full moon either :-\ :-\ :-\

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/apr/08/woman-36-leads-police-high-speed-chase/ (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/apr/08/woman-36-leads-police-high-speed-chase/)

(http://monroenews.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2013/04/08/DSC_2936_t670.JPG?b3f6a5d7692ccc373d56e40cf708e3fa67d9af9d)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 09, 2013, 09:28:12 AM
LOL..I just didn't want to  be working outside in the yard and have the looney's approaching.....especially with guns...and cops looking for them.   :o

You can buy Triple 13 just about anywhere. Ace, ACO, Meijer . If not there they usually always have triple 12, just as good. I tried to find 16-16-16 or 17-17-17 (my preference, my boxwoods love it) but couldn't find it last month.
Probably could now though. The Anderson's in Toledo and Maumee carry it too.

Very interesting NewDawn...

I was actually being a bit sarcastic...  I didn't realize they made fertilizer in a 13-13-13 and really thought your finger had slipped when you keyed it in!!!

Back when I was 'just a kid' on the farm my Dad and a few of the neighbors would get together and get a semi truck and head to Toledo to The Andersons and load up with 12-12-12 Anderson's brand fertilizer.  All in bags back then...  50 or 80#s...  I don't remember...  I know by the end of the day they felt like they weighed 200#s each ;) ;) ;)

Bulk fertilizer handling definitely makes farming easier today :D :D :D

Anyway, thank you and my apologies for doubting you in the first place!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: rwwjr on April 09, 2013, 10:24:32 AM
Looks like the SSIHM Lawn.... only that is planned.
Kind of interesting that they are the only ones in the City of Monroe that can have open burning.  All other requests have been denied
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on April 09, 2013, 11:57:36 AM
Kind of interesting that they are the only ones in the City of Monroe that can have open burning.  All other requests have been denied

They can do alot of things no one else is allowed to do.

Now I read they want to let out part of their building to home homeless people.

I am positive the neighbors will endorse that plan.....

 8*
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 09, 2013, 12:25:49 PM
Kind of interesting that they are the only ones in the City of Monroe that can have open burning.  All other requests have been denied

C'mon rwwjr...  it's because of all the property taxes they pay on all that land and all those huge buildings...  and besides... they never require any city services like rescue calls to the Mother House or anything!!!   OK, sarcasm off ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on April 09, 2013, 12:45:42 PM
C'mon rwwjr...  it's because of all the property taxes they pay on all that land and all those huge buildings...  and besides... they never require any city services like rescue calls to the Mother House or anything!!!   OK, sarcasm off ;) ;) ;)

+1!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 09, 2013, 01:31:41 PM
So far today the strangest call was to send a deputy for a property damage accident out here on S. Otter Creek road near the freeway... 

a woman had hit a duck...   

and it was still stuck in her grill...

and once the officer arrived he discovered it was still alive so he requested help in removing it...  I think animal control maybe because they didn't send FD...

must not have needed beak to mouth resuscitation :o :o :o

I hope it doesn't get any stranger than this for a few days...   new moon you know ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 12, 2013, 06:11:33 AM
Not even 6 am and it's started already...  just south of the north junction... on Telegraph...

Not sure who was calling it in on the radio to central dispatch but they were asking for a patrol car and that they would stand by for a motorist assist until a deputy could get there.  A 'woman' (not sure why it was necessary to expound on that, but he did) driving a truck (he didn't specify how large a truck)  that one of those orange traffic barrels had somehow managed to jump from it's location and managed to lodge itself under her truck!

Anyway, the point of my post is that the orange traffic barrels are becoming a little hostile and aggressive it sounds like...  so be careful in the Telegraph work zone :D :D :D

I wonder if the duck survived the grill crash incident from a couple of days ago ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 19, 2013, 07:52:09 AM
Hmmmm... looks like it's been a week since I posted here...  I did post about the gal robbing the place in Petersburg though...  and that was a strange incident!!!

Last night I heard a dispatch for multiple cars to respond to an address I was somewhat familiar with.  A young woman was being held captive and had already been shot once in the neck.  Over the next few minutes central advised the responding officers that the 'suspect' who was in the home had a "machine gun"...  I'm assuming they intended to imply an AR15 or similar assault rifle.  The fire department and MCA were also dispatched to a staging area nearby.  After about 20 minutes officers on the scene were able to determine this was all a hoax call.  I won't get into details 'cause don't want to give anyone any ideas.  I was awake around midnight and central dispatch was still working on getting a subpoena to AT&T for the caller info...  so I'm thinking somebody may get a knock on the door sometime today!!!

Although I'm sure this was 'hilarious' to someone as it all played out, I can see how it could have turned tragic in several different ways :( :( :(

Whoever did this needs to find a better hobby ;) ;) ;)
Title: Man with dry skin on hands needs ride to the hospital!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 20, 2013, 04:04:38 PM
City fire is responding as I key to 20 N Roessler because a man there has dry skin on his hands and would like a ride to the hospital...

my wife laughed and said they better send them here next because she has dry skin on her hands...

maybe City Housing Commission should invest in a jar of hand creme :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Man with dry skin on hands needs ride to the hospital!
Post by: Monroe Native on April 20, 2013, 04:20:34 PM
City fire is responding as I key to 20 N Roessler because a man there has dry skin on his hands and would like a ride to the hospital...

my wife laughed and said they better send them here next because she has dry skin on her hands...

maybe City Housing Commission should invest in a jar of hand creme :-\ :-\ :-\

Really?

And the costs for Medicare continues to soar.....

Is this what happens when people no longer have to take care of themselves?

Title: Re: Man with dry skin on hands needs ride to the hospital!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 20, 2013, 05:56:18 PM
Really?

And the costs for Medicare continues to soar.....

Is this what happens when people no longer have to take care of themselves?

I thought the whole concept at MHC was for people who could take care of themselves ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Man with dry skin on hands needs ride to the hospital!
Post by: Monroe Native on April 20, 2013, 09:02:29 PM
I thought the whole concept at MHC was for people who could take care of themselves ??? ??? ???

Found a really good website for the Monroe Housing Commission.  However after starting at it awhile scratching my head on where that building was I realized it was in Monroe, LA.

The website for our Monroe Housing Commission was far less grand and had almost no information.

However they claim this as their mission:

Quote
Our aim is to ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing; create opportunities for residents’ self-sufficiency and economic independence; and assure fiscal integrity by all program participants.

In order to achieve this mission, we will:

Recognize the residents as our ultimate customer
Seek problem-solving partnerships with PHA, resident, community, and government leadership
Follow the guidelines set forth by the Monroe Housing Commission Board of Commissioners
Monroe Housing Commission is not a Section 8 provider.

I would say someone hitching a ride to the hospital with the fire department which probably means the ambulance was called out because of dry skin means they failed miserably at the "assure fiscal integrity by all program participants."

Just my opinion.

 8*
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on April 21, 2013, 01:00:49 AM
It happens in Cities/Towns areas all across the US...

Ambulances used as Taxi services.

Most systems don't have a proper way to deny the caller "services" when they are even as ridiculous as this one.
(Fear of lawsuits)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 21, 2013, 06:26:13 AM
It happens in Cities/Towns areas all across the US...

Ambulances used as Taxi services.

Most systems don't have a proper way to deny the caller "services" when they are even as ridiculous as this one.
(Fear of lawsuits)

You know it happens a lot in our county...

It had been a slow day on the scanner (thankfully after the last few weeks) and that became my 'strange call' of the moment...  I had just sat down at the keyboard when the call came in so timing was everything.  It isn't just 20 N Roessler by any means although they do get a lot of calls there.  Between Woodcraft Square, 20 N. Roessler, the Motherhouse and whatever the place is along the river on W Front they city should have bought the old gas station where the party store is now at Front and Roessler and put a station right there.  They would save probably 50,000 miles a year on every vehicle they have.

Lots of calls for 'constipated' individuals...  ok, I understand...  discomfort and maybe even extreme pain...   but just what do they want a fire truck to do...   I'm not aware of any apparatus that carry adaptors to go on the end of a two and a half that would relieve their discomfort :o :o :o 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on April 21, 2013, 09:29:25 AM
Lots of calls for 'constipated' individuals...  ok, I understand...  discomfort and maybe even extreme pain...   but just what do they want a fire truck to do...   I'm not aware of any apparatus that carry adaptors to go on the end of a two and a half that would relieve their discomfort :o :o :o 8* 8* 8*

BRD,

If you polled people with the following question what answer do you think would win?

You are constipated and have abdominal pain.  Choose the answer that best reflects what you would do:

A)  Take some fiber (metamucil)
B)  Drink some cranberry juice
C)  Eat more greens
D)  Do the home enema kit
E)  Take a laxative or two or three
F)  Call 911

911?  That tells me there are people out there who for whatever reason are not able to take care of themselves.... and I find that SAD.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 21, 2013, 09:37:51 AM
BRD,

If you polled people with the following question what answer do you think would win?

You are constipated and have abdominal pain.  Choose the answer that best reflects what you would do:

A)  Take some fiber (metamucil)
B)  Drink some cranberry juice
C)  Eat more greens
D)  Do the home enema kit
E)  Take a laxative or two or three
F)  Call 911

911?  That tells me there are people out there who for whatever reason are not able to take care of themselves.... and I find that SAD.

Can you absolutely positively say you won't ever get that way yourself MN?  You know, 40-50-60 years from now?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: eriemermaid on April 21, 2013, 09:40:27 AM
I think a lot of these strange calls are from lonely people.  They would do anything for someone to notice them.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on April 21, 2013, 10:13:30 AM
Can you absolutely positively say you won't ever get that way yourself MN?  You know, 40-50-60 years from now?

Not for sure....

But I hope not.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 21, 2013, 10:19:44 AM
Not for sure....

But I hope not.

I hope not too...  just as probably the great majority of them hoped when they were younger or in better physical condition... but sometimes it's just a fact of life :-\ :-\ :-\

I think a lot of these strange calls are from lonely people.  They would do anything for someone to notice them.

You're right about some of them for sure Erie...

I've run rescue calls like these repeatedly and even had people say they just did it to get anyone to visit them.

We had an 'old guy' that lived almost across the road from us...  I actually ran over there a couple of times for calls...  he was always afraid he was having a heart attack!!!  Then one night he actually was but his wife was so upset with him for 'crying wolf' all the time that she wouldn't call 911...   and he died sitting in his armchair...  same chair I'd seen him sitting in probably 2 dozen times over a couple of years!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on April 21, 2013, 03:45:02 PM
You know it happens a lot in our county...

It had been a slow day on the scanner (thankfully after the last few weeks) and that became my 'strange call' of the moment...  I had just sat down at the keyboard when the call came in so timing was everything.  It isn't just 20 N Roessler by any means although they do get a lot of calls there.  Between Woodcraft Square, 20 N. Roessler, the Motherhouse and whatever the place is along the river on W Front they city should have bought the old gas station where the party store is now at Front and Roessler and put a station right there.  They would save probably 50,000 miles a year on every vehicle they have.

Lots of calls for 'constipated' individuals...  ok, I understand...  discomfort and maybe even extreme pain...   but just what do they want a fire truck to do...   I'm not aware of any apparatus that carry adaptors to go on the end of a two and a half that would relieve their discomfort :o :o :o 8* 8* 8*

At least MCA is making money off them,
and I'm sure the hospital ED gets something

The City may review even further  if they really want to be in the "rescue" business with their new model of Fire-Police.
They already have downgraded their medical response plan for the future
   From:  Firefighter/Paramedics   To:   Fire-Police/Medical First Responders.

They could eliminate going on these "questionable emergency" calls by only responding to "C" or higher calls, in the A B C D system  medical control has established.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 21, 2013, 09:07:25 PM
At least MCA is making money off them,
and I'm sure the hospital ED gets something

The City may review even further  if they really want to be in the "rescue" business with their new model of Fire-Police.
They already have downgraded their medical response plan for the future
   From:  Firefighter/Paramedics   To:   Fire-Police/Medical First Responders.

They could eliminate going on these "questionable emergency" calls by only responding to "C" or higher calls, in the A B C D system  medical control has established.

Not if they can't collect...   my 'experience' over the years are the very people most likely to take advantage of 'the system' are the ones that had no intention of paying in the first place.

If you go to the doctor or a clinic you have to pay up front in most cases.  If you go to the ER they'll take care of you without any 'upfront' costs and you can pay later (if you want to)...

and if you arrive by ambulance I'm sure they'll probably put you ahead of many of those people that drove themselves there or had a friend of relative take them :( :( :(
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on April 23, 2013, 09:12:30 AM
Not if they can't collect...   my 'experience' over the years are the very people most likely to take advantage of 'the system' are the ones that had no intention of paying in the first place.

If you go to the doctor or a clinic you have to pay up front in most cases.  If you go to the ER they'll take care of you without any 'upfront' costs and you can pay later (if you want to)...

and if you arrive by ambulance I'm sure they'll probably put you ahead of many of those people that drove themselves there or had a friend of relative take them :( :( :(
Most of those have that magical "medicaid" card... 
Free medical care and rides to the hospital.

Granted it doesn't pay much - but it's enough to cover basics

There aren't that many that don't have it - and most hospitals will "assist" those who need it in filling out the paperwork for their "next" visit.

That is the major reason most of the "poor" switched to using the ER for their doctors offices...    Lawsuits have prevented ER's from denying services that other medical care providers have done.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on April 23, 2013, 11:01:10 AM
How do I get one of those cards?

Can I get one from my employer?

 ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 30, 2013, 02:15:23 PM
There's an interesting call that Frenchtown is out on at Meijer right now...  but it sounds like it may be the 'culmination' of an ongoing series of calls from overnight.

They have a combative subject that was caught 'huffing paint'.  Like youngest daughter says...  "now I'm sure no one at Meijer is going to hear or 'smell' that and wonder what is going on"... 

what would the subject reply...  "oh just checking to see how paint this will smell on my walls" :o :o :o

Sheriff and an ambulance are on the scene now too now.

FD says it may be the same subject from earlier incident this morning where a guy flipped his truck over right in front of their station on N. Monroe street and then got away running across the Old Town golf course.

And that sounded like it may have been related to the 5 suspects that broke into a Frenchtown home and held some people captive with a shotgun!!!  Actually, they started in the garage so maybe he was just looking for some paint then ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 30, 2013, 02:18:01 PM
Here's the article on the home and garage invasion this morning:

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/jun/30/five-men-assaulted-monroe-garage/
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on June 30, 2013, 07:42:53 PM
Shouldn't the Headline Read Five Men Assaulted In Frenchtown Garage?

Read more at: http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/jun/30/five-men-assaulted-monroe-garage/

Not everyone gets pass the headline.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Frenchfry on June 30, 2013, 10:57:46 PM
Shouldn't the Headline Read Five Men Assaulted In Frenchtown Garage?

Read more at: [url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/jun/30/five-men-assaulted-monroe-garage/[/url]

Not everyone gets pass the headline.
Actually the headline really does say that...and you've proven your own point about not venturing past the headline since the story states:

"four male victims — ages 15 to 17"
<snip>
"During the fight, the homeowner, 38, and father to one of the victims, entered the garage to intervene."

Read more at: http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/jun/30/five-men-assaulted-monroe-garage/

Not five men in my book.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on July 01, 2013, 12:34:22 PM
Can you believe people live in our community that don't understand what a "headline" is?

 8*
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 05, 2013, 10:20:27 AM
I'm thinking this was a glitch on the part of the alarm company perhaps due to understaffing on a holiday...

Yesterday (the 4th) central dispatch dispatched city fire  to a residence on N. Toll St. for a fire alarm activation however from the beginning the gal at central caught on that the keyholder contact phone number the alarm company was giving was for Lake Erie Transit.  The city fire truck arrived at Toll street and verified no working fire or smoke and then asked again for a keyholder contact number.  Central gave them the number and then again stated that the number was for Lake Erie Transit.  After a few minutes central stated the alarm company was back on the phone and were now stating the 'correct' location was at Lake Erie Transit!!!  No fire there either btw ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 10, 2013, 08:51:22 AM
I haven't been around the scanner much lately but I did catch a very 'unique' dispatch yesterday afternoon...

Central dispatched Ottawa Lake FD to the Ottawa Lake Sportsman's Club for a car fire...   ok, nothing unique about that...  there are usually a couple of car fires around the county every day...

After a pause the dispatcher went on to say that the car would be located on the gun range...   

and that they had been using the car for target practice and it caught fire :o :o :o

I'm a little curious why they're using cars for target practice and thinking if they're going to continue the practice maybe they should make sure the fuel tank is out of the car before they 'commence firing' ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on August 10, 2013, 09:26:53 AM
I've seen where places offer this type of "target" and it may be a stress reliever for those with road rage tendencies...

Can't figure out why they would be worried if it did catch fire?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on August 10, 2013, 02:34:54 PM
Dang - some at my club get mad if you shoot a pop can.

I might have to see if Ottawa Lake has openings!

 ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 22, 2013, 07:46:16 PM
Rescue call at Flips & Kicks late this afternoon...

the woman had broken her back about 6 weeks ago according to the original dispatch...

Maybe I'm missing something here but shouldn't someone who broke their back maybe skip gymnastics for longer than 6 weeks :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on August 22, 2013, 08:13:23 PM
Some women are just quick to jump back into the saddle if ya know what I mean.   ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 22, 2013, 08:17:55 PM
Some women are just quick to jump back into the saddle if ya know what I mean.   ;)

She probably won't be doing any of that again for a few more weeks either 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on August 22, 2013, 08:22:45 PM
Hell of a price for the husband to pay,,,,,,even considering the enjoyment that gymnastic ability of your mate would bring to the table.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 25, 2013, 09:08:08 AM
I heard one early Friday morning and it was strange only because of the set of circumstances that happened that actually allowed the victim to get help faster...

Ok, before the call in question, Erie or Morrin Point (I don't remember which department now but they're both in Erie Township) had a rescue call and the MCA unit from the old East Side fire station was dispatched to Erie so that takes the east side MCA unit out of the picture for City calls.

A short time later there is a dispatch for a rescue call at 7## E 8th and the dispatcher gave the appropriate cross streets for that block  (which I did look up in the city assessor records and there is no such address).  City police probably had a car in the area and city fire responded from the central station but of course they couldn't find that address because it just doesn't exist.  In fact there is a 2 block stretch on E 8th where all the homes face the cross streets so there literally are no E. 8th addresses in those blocks!

Since the MCA unit from the E. side station was in service it was necessary to dispatch the W. side unit that was at the time in their station out W. 7th (past Telegraph).  As they were responding to the call they had to make the jog over to W 8th (7th is a one way the wrong way for those not familiar with that area of the city) and they were 'flagged down' as they were passing the 'true' rescue scene.  The MCA unit called Central to advise the dispatcher that this was the correct address and the dispatcher advised them that was not correct...  that the address she had was absolutely on E 8th (which by then I had looked up and knew was factually and physically impossible).  The MCA responded at that point advised Central that they had better send a 2nd unit to E. 8th then because there must be two rescues at the same address on opposite ends of the street (statistically not likely)!!!

End of story...   the victim received medical attention just as fast as if the address would have been right...  but only by a fluke of luck!!! 

I recognize a lot of the addresses in the county and know that Central occasionally has the wrong 'cross streets' when they dispatch.  I doubt this is the fault of the dispatcher or even central dispatch but rather whoever originally encoded all the phone numbers and addresses into the system in the first place. 

I've never had to call 911 from home so I guess I don't even know if my own address is 'properly coded'...  you'd think that with everything else that's available 'online' there'd be a way the public could look up their info from the 911 system to see if it's 'physically accurate'....

It's not as big a deal for a fire because they can 'see the smoke on the horizon' but for rescue calls it's much more critical!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 04, 2013, 05:58:51 AM
A vehicle hit a porch on W. Front St. last night...   my first thought of course was what was a porch doing in the street?  It was a bit confusing trying to sort out what happened from the radio traffic so I was very glad to see this article from MP this morning:

(http://monroenews.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2013/09/04/monroe-6bol1zzk3igdg56boqy_original_t670.jpg?b3f6a5d7692ccc373d56e40cf708e3fa67d9af9d)

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/sep/03/out-control-driver-damages-homes/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/sep/03/out-control-driver-damages-homes/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 04, 2013, 06:34:34 AM
Here's the Google streetview of those steps before the crash:

http://goo.gl/maps/q3tFb (http://goo.gl/maps/q3tFb)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on September 04, 2013, 08:47:38 PM
LOL, Wow, that was a robust set of stairs too!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on September 04, 2013, 11:38:51 PM
People with internet phones have to program in their location for 911,
That could be a cause for delay if no one knew to do it...
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 05, 2013, 07:46:08 AM
LOL, Wow, that was a robust set of stairs too!

The article in the paper said one of the sets of steps had just been replaced in the last few years.  If this was the set it looked like they had done a great job. 

I'd kind of like to see what the front end of that Expedition looks like...   

an Expedition can weigh over 5000 pounds empty to there was a lot of mass hitting a lot of mass during that crash. 

The more I look at the circumstances and the time of evening and everything it is absolutely amazing no one was hurt.

Has anyone ever heard what the medical condition was with the driver (or is that a HEPA violation) and how he's doing now?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 05, 2013, 10:26:51 AM
People with internet phones have to program in their location for 911,
That could be a cause for delay if no one knew to do it...

I've always been curious how that works.   I've always been a little fearful of signing up for the phone service over Charter as much as it was temporarily 'out of service' for many years out in our area...   I was always pretty sure that if I needed to call 911 that would be the time my internet would be out 8* 8* 8*

We have an issue out in our area where the addresses have been doled out 'out of sequence' over the years...  one is almost a half mile away.  We even have pizza delivery stop here for them once in a while so I figure the driver just put the address in their GPS and turned in when the gps said they were 'at your destination'.

I do find it surprising the relatively high number of emergency calls that get dispatched to the West vs. East numbered streets in the city though.  I wonder if maybe the 'east' is the default entry unless someone changes it to west. 

For the one a couple of weeks ago there was no such house number on the east side street and in fact no homes with addresses on that street for the entire block.  It has to be confusing when there actually is an address at both E & W though.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on October 13, 2013, 07:22:26 PM
I heard calls for the same address and the same gentleman twice today...  I only caught it because he's a 100 years old.  Fortunately it didn't sound too serious although I suppose at 100 anything can be serious.  They obviously didn't transport him after the first call and then I was away from the scanner when they cleared the 2nd time.

There was also a call today out in Ida for a 'combine' on fire in the middle of Albain Road. It's not uncommon to hear one or two calls for a combine fire every year during harvest time but they're usually out in a field somewhere.  This one was out beyond hydrants and Ida had to call LMR to bring a 2nd tanker of water.  The photo looks like it was a total loss :( :( :(

Article and photo from 13ABC Toledo:

https://twitter.com/13abc/status/389429252275200000/photo/1
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on October 13, 2013, 08:40:50 PM
City rescue is just now getting a call at the hospital...

hospital staff needs extra manpower attending to someone who is in seizure in their car at the hospital :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on October 19, 2013, 11:51:39 AM
City rescue is just now getting a call at the hospital...

hospital staff needs extra manpower attending to someone who is in seizure in their car at the hospital :o :o :o
Often for liability the staff is afraid to go outside, however due to some lawsuits the hospital is responsible for people once they are on the property.

Years ago - in the 40's they would get dispatched to the "hospital" for the resuscitator, as the Monroe Fire Department had one before the hospital.   
Hospital's only evolved to provide emergency services after the doctors started specializing and stopped doing the house calls...   an interesting development.

I recall when the ER was staffed by a local doctor often on call, and not one who specialized in emergency medicine
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 10, 2013, 11:40:59 AM
I heard another combine fire down in Whiteford late yesterday...   that's about the 4th combine I've heard burn this year!!!

Been bad for farm incidents in general...

a man got tangled up in the PTO on his tractor out in Raisinville on Friday...

and just now Frenchtown is running a tractor turned over on Telegraph Road...

no injuries in this one though!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 18, 2013, 11:16:37 AM
These probably wouldn't have been quite so 'strange' but both were during the height of the storm last night...

An elderly woman (I've forgotten her age now) with a sore knee and trouble breathing...

ok, I'd be calling for help too I guess if I was having trouble breathing...

but my knees are sore almost every day 8* 8* 8*

Then later there was a 2 yr old girl that fell down and split her lip and it was bleeding...

Ok, I've had 2 yr old kids and they do fall down...   and if they hit something hard enough they will bleed...  but I've never had to call the rescue for a split lip :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on November 18, 2013, 07:21:32 PM
I'm waiting for you to post that a call came in for a man with an erection lasting more than 4 hours.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on November 18, 2013, 10:15:44 PM
I'm waiting for you to post that a call came in for a man with an erection lasting more than 4 hours.

You don't really want to know what they do if that really happens...

Believe me!

(I always asked the nurses if they ever had this occur - and they told me what they do)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on November 18, 2013, 10:39:21 PM
I guess it's not "finish" it off then.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 21, 2013, 07:57:51 PM
A driver on S. Custer decided Partyville needed a 'drive thru' this afternoon :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on November 21, 2013, 08:22:12 PM
That's a pretty steep drive/hill to climb...

also my usual party store...  Hope it wasn't too bad!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on November 21, 2013, 09:43:18 PM
Yea, my usual spot too.  I'm out of town, any pics of the damage?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on November 21, 2013, 10:22:12 PM
The Monroe Evening News can't cover such a momentous event?

What the heck DO they cover anymore?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 22, 2013, 09:42:08 AM
Yea, my usual spot too.  I'm out of town, any pics of the damage?

I didn't get a chance to get by and see if there was any major damage.  It sounded like maybe the cause was a medical issue with the driver.

The Monroe Evening News can't cover such a momentous event?

What the heck DO they cover anymore?

I just checked their website and didn't see anything.  In fairness to them, the incident at Partyville would have been too late to get in the print edition anyway.  Maybe today 8* 8* 8* (where's that smiley face whistling while we wait)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on November 22, 2013, 08:41:54 PM
I just got back to town, and of course it is dark but I stopped in there tonight and didn't see the damage.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 03, 2013, 07:46:04 PM
I just got back to town, and of course it is dark but I stopped in there tonight and didn't see the damage.

I drove by there yesterday and didn't see anything either.

Today I heard a call out in Raisinville...   

the FedEx driver had called in and asked central to send a rescue "just to check him over"...   

he hadn't had his seat belt on and he'd been tossed around a little...   

when LMR got there they said the FedEx truck was on it's side and down in the ditch!!!

So...  if you live out that way and were expecting a delivery today you might be waiting until tomorrow :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on December 03, 2013, 09:02:39 PM
I stopped up there the following day and talked with the owner.  He said an older woman had a stroke while pulling up to the front.  The car jumped the parking spot block and barely ran into the building....it only crushed a section of the downspout gutter.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 20, 2013, 08:43:06 AM
About 3 am this morning the bad guys drove a truck into the front of the Marathon Station on S. Dixie and then tried to yank the ATM out the hole :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 20, 2013, 09:54:06 AM
About 3 am this morning the bad guys drove a truck into the front of the Marathon Station on S. Dixie and then tried to yank the ATM out the hole :o :o :o


More details from the MonroeNews:

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/dec/20/suspects-crash-gas-station-attempt-steal-atm/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/dec/20/suspects-crash-gas-station-attempt-steal-atm/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on December 20, 2013, 10:11:16 AM
Shouldn't be too hard to find a smashed up SUV...   

especially with a pair of rocket scientists driving it around  ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 20, 2013, 10:34:01 AM
Looks like it might be time to convert to a 'drive thru' :o :o :o

From a 13 ABC Toledo Tweet:  https://twitter.com/13abc/status/414052780027179009/photo/1

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bb8CzzzIcAAPWWF.jpg:large)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 21, 2013, 10:37:05 AM
About 3 am this morning the bad guys drove a truck into the front of the Marathon Station on S. Dixie and then tried to yank the ATM out the hole :o :o :o


Here's some of the surveillance video from inside the store.  By the way, the young lady reporter from 13 ABC Toledo is from the Monroe area ;) ;) ;)

We drove by there last night and saw they were open (literally wide open) although there was a Belfor (or someone similar) there and they were working on boarding up the front.

Actually, the link below will take you to an article on the new Indian Motorcycle Shop in Maumee...   below that will be a link to go to the Marathon Smash and FAIL!!!

http://www.13abc.com/video?clipId=9656738&autostart=true (http://www.13abc.com/video?clipId=9656738&autostart=true)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 21, 2013, 10:43:01 AM
Actually I didn't hear this one but it's worth posting on the long shot that someone will recognize the perp...

It looks to me like they had a real good idea of where they were going and what they were looking for.

I hope they didn't steal the anchovies :o :o :o

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152155051701934 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152155051701934)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 23, 2013, 08:44:09 PM
One of the west county fire departments was just dispatched to an 'unknown object' on fire in the roadway...   and then a few minutes later the dispatcher advised them that this was in the same area where they had a report of a large pothole earlier...   and that when an officer responded the officer threw a flare in the pothole and left :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on December 23, 2013, 11:53:42 PM
LOL   good ole Pothole duty...   

Too bad no one has come up with a liquid patch, and instead we keep throwing $$ out the window on shoddy roads and their repairs...
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on December 24, 2013, 04:53:34 AM
Is that a common practice to just throw a flare in a pothole?  Never heard of that before.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on December 24, 2013, 08:15:28 AM
No - unless they plan on returning every 20 minutes, it's useless.

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 25, 2013, 06:34:56 PM
Two different 'interesting' calls on Christmas Eve...

The first one was out in front of Target...   

I kind of lost track of time last night but it was probably at least 8pm.

The call was dispatched as a man (I forgot the age) complaining of hemorrhoid pain "in front of the Target store" :o :o :o  Again, in all my emergency medical training I don't recall ever having training on emergency care of hemorrhoid pain and I'm thinking even if I was in a similar situation I'm not sure I'd call 911 looking for help 8* 8* 8*

Now, this call in itself so far would qualify in my opinion to make this thread...

but there's more!!!

About 10 minutes after Frenchtown first responders were on the scene they called central and asked to have a deputy sent to the scene as they had a 'combative patient' situation...   

maybe he didn't like the 'treatment' the first repsonders were administering ;D ;D ;D

I'm afraid if I'd have been the one calling central to request the deputy I would have had to go with the obvious and tell them the patient was being a pain in the A** :o :o :o

Then later (probably 11sh) they sent Ottawa Lake on a call...   elderly woman had been run over by her own car (I believe they actually said 'backed' over)...  it was only her leg that had been run over but it was bleeding and she was on blood thinners so she was concerned...

Our youngest daughter chuckled and said "at least she didn't get run over by a reindeer"  (yes, she has her father's sense of humor) :o :o :o ;) ;) ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgIwLeASnkw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgIwLeASnkw)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 11, 2014, 06:53:28 PM
I didn't hear this one... 

but we drove onto it yesterday afternoon.

Heading south on Telegraph and as we went around the slight bend just north of Sterns Road we could see that the traffic light was out...   and as we got closer we could see that the one on the left was all busted up and hanging down to maybe 8 or 9' off the road.  There was also a MCSD stealth SUV parked behind a north bound Semi tractor box trailer.  And right at the very back end of the trailer was a huge snowdrift that also appeared iced over...  and it's probably 4 or even 5' high...  plenty high enough to take out the light.  We went on down to Alexis and I didn't see any more lights out so the trailer must have come from somewhere close.

About a half hour later when we were heading north the light was still out and the trailer and MCSD were still parked along Telegraph but MDOT was there working on repairing the light already.  If MDOT can respond to an incident like this as quick as they did it just tells me even more that they're the ones that should be plowing the state roads....

and then as we got up to the weigh station on Telegraph there was that pitiful looking MCRC mower sitting there with the snow all drifted up around it just wishing it was sitting back at the MCRC garage out of the weather 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on January 12, 2014, 12:05:28 AM
Couple of more melting days like today and they can get back to "mowing"...   ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 12, 2014, 10:00:58 AM
Couple of more melting days like today and they can get back to "mowing"...   ;D

True...  but if they're into any type of preventive maintenance program whatsoever down at the MCRC they'll still have to go out and bring those two machines back into the garage and go through them.  That's exactly why I don't see what their thoughts behind leaving them set outside all winter are :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 12, 2014, 11:17:51 AM
I can't believe the number of vehicle fires in the last few days...

another one just called in right now at Vivian and Nadeau!

I think this is the 3rd one today already.

The sun shining on the windshields must be catching them on fire!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 12, 2014, 11:37:35 AM
MonroeTown FD running a 'public assistance' call right now in the former Harwood Plaza...   

I guess it's now the MB&T Plaza...  on Laplaisance!

At the SureFire Ministries....   

they must have been preaching too much hellfire and brimstone this morning...   

the city water pipe has apparently ruptured and they need assistance in shutting off the water ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on January 12, 2014, 11:43:54 AM
MonroeTown FD running a 'public assistance' call right now in the former Harwood Plaza...   

I guess it's now the MB&T Plaza...  on Laplaisance!

At the SureFire Ministries....   

they must have been preaching too much hellfire and brimstone this morning...   

the city water pipe has apparently ruptured and they need assistance in shutting off the water ;) ;) ;)

I'm guessing it's been ruptured for a few days and someone came in to open the church and found it... 

-15 will freeze and break lots of pipes in cheap construction...

Wonder why they didn't just call the City Water Department to shut it off?  (or better yet find the meter and shut it off)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 12, 2014, 11:48:18 AM
I'm guessing it's been ruptured for a few days and someone came in to open the church and found it... 

-15 will freeze and break lots of pipes in cheap construction...

Wonder why they didn't just call the City Water Department to shut it off?  (or better yet find the meter and shut it off)

Calvin is calling the water department right now.  One of the personnel on the scene says the whole area is flooded so you're most likely right that it's been broken for a while now. 

MonroeTown has has had several runs for sprinkler alarms due to frozen pipes in some of the other buildings out there in the last week...  but that particular building was built 'without' sprinklers which I have always wondered how they managed to sneak that through?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 12, 2014, 12:00:19 PM
MonroeTown finally got in touch with someone from 'building maintenance' to come down and shut off the water...  they'll be there in about a half an hour.  I'm guessing that's probably at minimum a 2" water line feeding that wing of the complex...  I wonder how many gallons an hour that line can dump?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 14, 2014, 11:08:18 AM
MonroeTown finally got in touch with someone from 'building maintenance' to come down and shut off the water...  they'll be there in about a half an hour.  I'm guessing that's probably at minimum a 2" water line feeding that wing of the complex...  I wonder how many gallons an hour that line can dump?

We drove by there late Sunday afternoon and looked in the windows.  All their posters were curling from the moisture inside and all the humidity was condensing on the front windows and running down to the floor.  There were several ceiling tile down in one area so I'm thinking it was the main distribution line that's above the ceiling of that building.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 14, 2014, 11:11:35 AM
This is a strange 'coincidence' for calls...

First a 'slip and fall' outside on the ice in the parking lot at Mental Health on Raisinville road...

and while everyone is enroute to that call another 'slip and fall' down at the community college!!!

The black ice must be popping in that stretch 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Frenchfry on January 18, 2014, 08:29:45 PM
MonroeTown finally got in touch with someone from 'building maintenance' to come down and shut off the water...  they'll be there in about a half an hour.  I'm guessing that's probably at minimum a 2" water line feeding that wing of the complex...  I wonder how many gallons an hour that line can dump?
Reminded me of a call from a senior citizen last week that experienced a busted water pipe. Guess she tried to get help but the soonest she was told someone would arrive was in a week. It was an hour drive from me but had it repaired for less than $20 in parts. She's on a fixed income...I didn't charge her and was pleasantly surprised when she mailed us a thank you card.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 09, 2014, 09:35:15 AM
I was just sitting here thinking there hadn't been any rash of crashes on the roads this morning...  then it hit me that it's Sunday and not as many people out and about today...

and about then MonroeTown got a call out on Laplaisance road by the Speedway station!  Probably just got off the freeway and still wanted to drive 75 :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 09, 2014, 10:02:28 AM
And now 2 more crashes down in Erie township...

one is a tanker truck (don't know what's in it yet) blocking all 3 lanes of SB 75 at the state line.  The fuel tanks on the tractor are leaking fuel and they're right by Halfway creek.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 09, 2014, 12:41:48 PM
Turns out the truck in Erie wasn't a tanker but rather a box truck...  the fuel was leaking out of the fuel tank on the tractor.  They're just finishing cleaning it up right now!

From 13ABC on twitter:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BgC3m0hCIAE-wF5.jpg)

One interesting 'side note' in all of the mess down there. 

They firefighters had an awful time with someone driving (well trying anyway) a corvette.  They were trying to drive 'up' the exit ramp from a crawl and they couldn't get up the hill...

What I want to know is who in the hell is out driving around in a Corvette on a day like this?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 09, 2014, 05:30:30 PM
Here's a picture from the MonroeNews...   you can see that the truck is almost directly over the creek.  They got the truck moved and the road back open around 12:45.  Oldest daughter and her husband saw them hauling the truck back going the wrong way in the lanes (road was closed down).

(http://monroenews.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2014/02/09/20140209_110001_t670.jpg?b3f6a5d7692ccc373d56e40cf708e3fa67d9af9d)

From:  http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/feb/09/southbound-i-75-closed/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/feb/09/southbound-i-75-closed/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on February 09, 2014, 06:38:35 PM
Did you catch the training exercise that was coming through on the Monroe Feed about the same time as Morin Point?

I about fell out of my chair a few times it was so funny.

I remember one guy coming on and telling someone "Welcome to the Party."

In another case they said they had a potentially unsafe building they needed to asses to see if they could put victims there.  The dispatcher came on and said send in the Volunteers.  If they come back out it must be safe.

I hope that department never has a real disaster.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 09, 2014, 07:21:11 PM
Did you catch the training exercise that was coming through on the Monroe Feed about the same time as Morin Point?

I about fell out of my chair a few times it was so funny.

I remember one guy coming on and telling someone "Welcome to the Party."

In another case they said they had a potentially unsafe building they needed to asses to see if they could put victims there.  The dispatcher came on and said send in the Volunteers.  If they come back out it must be safe.

I hope that department never has a real disaster.

I did hear something but I was on the phone screaming at some Charter rep in a call center in  the Philippines...   I finally asked him his name and he laughed and said "Phil" :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on February 09, 2014, 08:36:51 PM
Did you ask Phil how is country is faring in the Winter Olympics?

 ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 09, 2014, 08:46:36 PM
Did you ask Phil how is country is faring in the Winter Olympics?

 ;)

Phil and I weren't exactly in 'small talk' mode...

I'd just gone through a long spiel of everything I thought was wrong with his employer!!!

And that's a long list btw ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on February 10, 2014, 07:58:36 AM
It sounds like you feel about as positive about Charter as I did about Comcast.

I hated those guys.

It was a happy day when I dumped them.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: eriemermaid on February 10, 2014, 08:40:23 AM
I dumped charter a while ago.  I didn't miss it when I was home, and I still don't miss it!

My pocketbook is a little fuller too!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on February 10, 2014, 11:28:58 AM
I dumped charter a while ago.  I didn't miss it when I was home, and I still don't miss it!

My pocketbook is a little fuller too!

Enough to upgrade to steaks on the grill from time to time in your travels?

Did you catch the training exercise that was coming through on the Monroe Feed about the same time as Morin Point?

I about fell out of my chair a few times it was so funny.

I remember one guy coming on and telling someone "Welcome to the Party."

In another case they said they had a potentially unsafe building they needed to asses to see if they could put victims there.  The dispatcher came on and said send in the Volunteers.  If they come back out it must be safe.

I hope that department never has a real disaster.
The "Monroe Feed"?   is that the City's private channel?   
I can imagine the FF's having fun with the "volunteer police"...
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on February 10, 2014, 11:36:33 AM
Got the answer as why my scanner stopped working... 

have to upgrade the "channels" as they did some modifications

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on February 10, 2014, 11:37:55 AM
There is an APP that BRD turned me onto that you can listen to various police / fire / EMS / Other stuff on your mobile device.

For it to work someone has to volunteer to streams the Monroe Fire and EMS and apparently some Ohio thrown in for fun to the internet via a website.  You can listen to feeds from all over the world.

I was calling the Monroe Fire / EMS the "Monroe Feed."

Kind of curious where the police are - didn't see anything for the MSP, Sheriff, or Monroe Police.  I guess that means no one volunteered to stream the feed for them.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: rwwjr on February 10, 2014, 11:56:59 AM
I did hear something but I was on the phone screaming at some Charter rep in a call center in  the Philippines...   I finally asked him his name and he laughed and said "Phil" :o :o :o

Are you sure he didn't say "My name is Peggy"?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 11, 2014, 06:00:25 PM
Are you sure he didn't say "My name is Peggy"?


Actually it did sound a lot like Mr. Peggy :o :o :o

Discover Card - Peggy Customer Service #1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8L2cI8brzQ#)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on February 11, 2014, 06:41:00 PM
You got PLAYED!

 ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 11, 2014, 06:54:25 PM
You got PLAYED!

 ;D

Well I spent about another hour and a half on the phone today with Charter's 'lack of customer service' department and a good 20 minutes of it was me ranting about 'Phil or Peggy' or whatever his name is. 

I guess I'm going to have to start recording all my calls with them :( :( :(
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on February 12, 2014, 09:50:46 AM
Don't forget to ask for "credit" for your time...
I believe it was for $20, and you did it online.

I got a coupon from the service man who had to return to my home more than once to fix a problem - which we will complete the fix in the warmer weather...   bad wiring (probably some original stuff from the 80's)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on February 12, 2014, 12:16:17 PM
I love having the debate with the cable company about whether the issue was in the house or outside the house.

Hey - I screwed in my TV at the tap OUTSIDE my house - and the picture still was bad - why do you think the problem is  in the house?  Why don't you think it is up on the pole where the squirrels can chew on your cable?

I remember one time they told me they just ran a new wire around the neighborhood and my picture should be FANTASTIC - so it must be in the house.  So I waited for them all day.....

Turns out when they ran the new cable they "forgot" to switch my cable over to the new line.  Whoops!

No apology for putting me off for two weeks telling me how great my picture was with the new cable.  Of course no refund or service credit either.

Digital boxes have solved a bunch of those issues.  It either works or doesn't.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 12, 2014, 04:42:53 PM
I love having the debate with the cable company about whether the issue was in the house or outside the house.

Hey - I screwed in my TV at the tap OUTSIDE my house - and the picture still was bad - why do you think the problem is  in the house?  Why don't you think it is up on the pole where the squirrels can chew on your cable?

I remember one time they told me they just ran a new wire around the neighborhood and my picture should be FANTASTIC - so it must be in the house.  So I waited for them all day.....

Turns out when they ran the new cable they "forgot" to switch my cable over to the new line.  Whoops!

No apology for putting me off for two weeks telling me how great my picture was with the new cable.  Of course no refund or service credit either.

Digital boxes have solved a bunch of those issues.  It either works or doesn't.

I put a 'weatherproof' box on the outside of the house at the 'utility' drop.  Then I wired all my cable and internet outlets throughout the house by running the high quality cable along the floor joists and up to outlets in the walls.  If you have them do it (Charter, Comcast, ATT are all the same on this from what I've seen) they run the cable around the outside of the house and into the rooms they want to put an outlet in.  If you have a brick home or wall then they run it on the inside along the baseboard where it's highly visible.  I have a 2 word description for that kind of installation but I won't share it here!!!

So, I have a tap out in the outside box for them to tap into with their instruments.  If they can get the right signal strength there I won't have a problem inside.  Use quality wire and quality outlets and you eliminate 99% of all future issues.  Have them do it with their cheap 'quickie' installs and you've just created a lot of future issues.

One time I had to call them for service and couldn't be here so I explained to the bimbo that took the call that there was a weatherproof box on the outside of the house and they wouldn't have to come inside so I wouldn't have to be home.  No problem I figured.  When I got home the service guy was still here and was cleaning all the corrosion off out at the pole by the road where our 'drop' connects in.  Apparently they hadn't used a good connector and hit had corroded!  And naturally, it all worked fine when he left.  Then when our bill came that month they had billed me for an 'interior' repair.  I called and asked how that could be and they said that was because they had to come inside the house to 'check' the signal before they could know that the problem was outside at the road. 

It took me about 15 minutes to get it through their head that the guy was NEVER in the house.  I asked them if the repairman was still working for Charter and they assured me he was.  I said well if he had come into the house without us being home the 3 dogs would have eaten him alive and he would no longer be working for Charter. 

They finally did take it off after a lot of me talking to Phil's older sister!!!  They still maintained that even though I had the box on the outside they considered that an 'inside service call'!!!

What a scam that whole operation is!  And then them conveniently put in overseas call centers where their 'lack of service reps' can conveniently 'not understand' what you're telling them >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on February 13, 2014, 06:42:29 AM
+1 on wiring the inside of the house yourself, and just having them connect at one point.  My BIL worked for the cable company you are ranting about for a few years (before he quit and sued them for being douche-bags - and he won), and we did it right with the finest materials available.  Everything is run under the floors in the joists and behind walls and come out at outlets.  No running around the outside of the house, no under the carpet, no along the baseboards.  No silly splitters on splitters on splitters.

They don't particularly like doing it that way when they come to do a new install - but when they see everything works they go away.

I don't understand why they don't start by checking signal where it comes into the house and make sure their end is right before they point the finger at you.

I have yards of cable - all inside, all in climate controlled protected space.  They have miles of cable in the weather.  Why do they always assume the problem is on my end?  Why do I have to be home so they can come out and fix their problem at their connection or their amplifier or their box that is no where near my house?  I can understand if they confirm signal coming in is great that I need to be there - but they don't check off that box before they inconvenience me.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Debimark on February 13, 2014, 07:03:54 AM
Question the folks here: Where/Whom do you recommend for scanner programming and/or updating?  I have a wonderful 3-year old unit from radio Shack, but am quite sure I need the program updated. Love the 800 Mhz system, but need an updated program.

Any ideas suggestions would be helpful.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 13, 2014, 07:18:57 AM
Question the folks here: Where/Whom do you recommend for scanner programming and/or updating?  I have a wonderful 3-year old unit from radio Shack, but am quite sure I need the program updated. Love the 800 Mhz system, but need an updated program.

Any ideas suggestions would be helpful.


I'd start at Herkimer's...

it won't be cheap but they'll get it done right!

http://herkimer.radio-dealers.com/home.cfm?did=5dd34d02-96f3-437a-81fe-b5bd17b1094e (http://herkimer.radio-dealers.com/home.cfm?did=5dd34d02-96f3-437a-81fe-b5bd17b1094e)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on February 13, 2014, 07:40:11 AM
Question the folks here: Where/Whom do you recommend for scanner programming and/or updating?  I have a wonderful 3-year old unit from radio Shack, but am quite sure I need the program updated. Love the 800 Mhz system, but need an updated program.

Any ideas suggestions would be helpful.

If you know how to do the programming the frequencies are easy to find:

https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=100 (https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=100)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 13, 2014, 12:54:51 PM
If you know how to do the programming the frequencies are easy to find:

https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=100 (https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=100)

I think what DM is saying is that the scanner itself needs a software upgrade to be compatible with some recent changes in the actual frequencies and how the scanners access and search them.  Not sure on a brand by brand or type by type comparison but I've heard several comments on that lately.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on February 14, 2014, 12:02:32 PM
Ahhh.....  didn't know that was even possible!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 15, 2014, 07:44:30 AM
Ahhh.....  didn't know that was even possible!

Like most everything else 'electronic' they have gotten more and more sophisticated.

Years ago you would have to put individual crystals in for each and every frequency you wanted to monitor.  Now you just program in the frequencies.  Years ago you might listen to 8 frequencies max and now you're only limited by your pocketbook ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 18, 2014, 10:33:46 AM
Ida VFD was just dispatched to a snowblower fire...

that seems like a 'pool fire' in the summertime!

Just kick some snow on it or turn the chute straight up and let the snow 'pour' down on the fire.

Maybe it's a snowblower the size of scf's :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on February 18, 2014, 10:39:04 AM
Run it into a snow bank?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on February 18, 2014, 12:08:59 PM
Question the folks here: Where/Whom do you recommend for scanner programming and/or updating?  I have a wonderful 3-year old unit from radio Shack, but am quite sure I need the program updated. Love the 800 Mhz system, but need an updated program.

Any ideas suggestions would be helpful.
75 to get it done at Herkimer unless you bought it there then it's only 50
The State rebranded so all the old stuff won't work
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on February 18, 2014, 12:13:09 PM
Snowblower fire is likely from pouring gas/spilling gas on hot motor.

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on February 20, 2014, 08:57:19 PM
So any word if the Snowblower was totalled?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 22, 2014, 12:01:45 PM
So any word if the Snowblower was totalled?

You seldom hear that info on the scanner...  have to stop by and FOI the report if you want to know.

LaSalle had a snowmobile on fire last night...   way out in a field.  My first thought was why even call the FD...  just call for a deputy if you need a report.

I can't imagine there was much short of a 'total' out in the field either!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on February 22, 2014, 01:19:36 PM

Didn't you know the answer to all problems
(for some)
is to call 911 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 22, 2014, 05:37:48 PM
Didn't you know the answer to all problems
(for some)
is to call 911

I pinched the ball of my foot somehow and it hurts...

I also cut my gum chewing on some of those 'Scoop' chips and my gum is swollen...

am I sick enough to call 911 now ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: eriemermaid on February 22, 2014, 05:40:53 PM
LOL Take two asprin and call me in the morning :)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on February 22, 2014, 05:43:18 PM
Did you hear some guy called 911 because the zipper on his wifes dress was stuck?

Got pretty hostile with the operator too.

I'm assuming she had wore him down by the time he called....
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 22, 2014, 05:57:47 PM
Did you hear some guy called 911 because the zipper on his wifes dress was stuck?

Got pretty hostile with the operator too.

I'm assuming she had wore him down by the time he called....

I hadn't heard that one but nothing surprises me anymore!

I remember some guy calling us many years ago (now that I think of it he looked a lot like the fuzz...

his zipper was stuck and he thought it was an emergency  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on February 22, 2014, 07:15:06 PM
Well excuse the hell out of me, she was ready.....what can I say!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on February 22, 2014, 10:22:07 PM
Anyone hear anything going on by Cabela's in Dundee?

Lots of red flashing lights near it - but maybe not at it - on my way home tonight.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 22, 2014, 10:37:29 PM
Anyone hear anything going on by Cabela's in Dundee?

Lots of red flashing lights near it - but maybe not at it - on my way home tonight.


A woman called 911...  she had supposedly fallen right there by the little strip of businesses just east of Cabella Blvd.  She even called back to say she could see the rescue or the ambulance and it had driven past her.  That was about the time I had to go out and feed the outside dog so I didn't hear if they actually found anyone or not. 

(http://img.4plebs.org/boards/tg/image/1388/89/1388894807810.jpg)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on February 22, 2014, 10:50:41 PM
There were enough flashing lights out there that I thought the place was burning down again!

All that for one person falling down?

Slow night in Dundee I guess.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 22, 2014, 10:59:59 PM
There were enough flashing lights out there that I thought the place was burning down again!

All that for one person falling down?

Slow night in Dundee I guess.

I don't know for sure what Dundee VFD's SOP is for a response like that. 

The minimum would be a rescue squad from the FD and and ambulance from MCA.  Most likely there was at least one pumper (lots equipment that might be needed on a pumper that they don't carry on a rescue squad).  There was probably a police car or two and maybe even a county sheriff patrol car.  Possibly some of the firefighters POVs too.  From what I heard before I went outside was they were having trouble finding her and there some speculation (at least on my part) that this was a 'Slow night in Dundee, let's prank the FD and police :o :o :o

Maybe someone else heard how it turned out. 

I went to the barn to feed the dog and found the tracks from yesterday where the turkeys walked within about 15 feet of the 'bird dog'.  Actually he may have seen them and that's what spooked them...  but the wind was blowing so hard I probably wouldn't have heard him barking even if I was outside.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 24, 2014, 02:43:32 PM
Again, not to 'belittle' anyone's pain and suffering...

Erie VFD is out on a call...

A woman with a UTI plus she can't talk...  not sure if they're related but if they are that is one hell of an infection!!!

I wonder what she thinks a firefighter carries for 'first aid' on the UTI ;) ;) ;)

I do wish her a speedy recovery though...   

I'm sure she's not laughing about this as much as I am :( :( :(
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on February 24, 2014, 06:23:39 PM
Gee who do you think is paying for that expensive taxi ride?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Caribbean blue on February 24, 2014, 06:44:05 PM
FYI, UII's in an elderly person is a serious illness, It can cause dehydration, disorientation and fainting.  The bad thing is, they don't realize they have one until it has progressed to the point of some scary symptoms.

Here is a very good link with info, trust me it's not that funny when it's your 87 yr old mom.

http://www.agingcare.com/Articles/urinary-tract-infections-elderly-146026.htm (http://www.agingcare.com/Articles/urinary-tract-infections-elderly-146026.htm)

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: eriemermaid on February 24, 2014, 10:09:27 PM
I agree with you Cb.  We only hear one side of a "scanner" story.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Caribbean blue on February 24, 2014, 10:25:43 PM
 :)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on February 25, 2014, 06:28:54 AM
I agree too.

My dads had a few ambulance rides.

I wouldn't want to joke about them.  We certainly aren't using them as a taxi service.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 25, 2014, 09:14:23 AM
I have sent a private apology to Caribbean blue for my post. 

Hopefully the weather will break soon and I can get outside and away from both the scanner and MonroeTalks!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 25, 2014, 10:21:22 AM
Another very 'strange' (at least to me) situation out at Fermi.

Frenchtown is running another rescue call right now for a male with chest pains!

Fermi is shut down for a refueling outage I think so they bring in lots of extra workers.  I don't know the exact number but I know in the past it probably approached 1000 outside contract workers (depending on what else they were trying to do) along with their normal crews and their own 'extras' they bring in.

That is still not a high number of people as compared to the rest of Frenchtown Township's population and yet it seems like they've had at least one rescue call out there almost every day since the  outage started.  Normally they probably have one call every couple of months. 

Again, not making light of any one individual who may well be very ill, but only the 'strange' circumstances :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 16, 2014, 10:28:02 PM
There was yet another rescue at Fermi today...   a man fell...  first dispatch said he was not breathing.  Not sure if I left before they finished or what but I don't recall the outcome.

Summerfield VFD is on their way up toward sidecarflips corner of the world...

Deerfield and N. County Line...

a vehicle about 250 yards out in a field...

At first it sounded like someone ran off the road...  maybe hit one of those big potholes... 

but I'm thinking with being that far off the road maybe he was intending to do some 'off roading' and it didn't go so good :( :( :(
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on March 22, 2014, 11:38:06 AM
I'm thinking that some don't understand the humor in this thread when it occurs

It is more of an inside thing,  and not meant to demean or insult.

It arose in the "industry" as a means to deal with the stresses of the job.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 22, 2014, 01:56:47 PM
I'm thinking that some don't understand the humor in this thread when it occurs

It is more of an inside thing,  and not meant to demean or insult.

It arose in the "industry" as a means to deal with the stresses of the job.

Thanks for that comment Professor...

absolutely has never been my intent to upset anyone...

I've had a couple of PM and email messages giving me a little support...

and comments that hospital ER workers deal with their stress induces jobs in a similar manner...

And then, right on cue...

a rescue call at the YMCA...

a 50 some year old man has passed out!!!

Maybe that's Jan Jay hanging out at the Y again :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on March 22, 2014, 04:30:03 PM

And then, right on cue...

a rescue call at the YMCA...



And who shows up...
Policeman
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5067475771_9ac6379118.jpg)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 31, 2014, 10:33:20 AM
And who shows up...
Policeman
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5067475771_9ac6379118.jpg[/url])



Lucky I had just finished my coffee or I'd have been trying to get it out of my keyboard ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 31, 2014, 08:07:30 PM
There was yet another rescue at Fermi today...   a man fell...  first dispatch said he was not breathing.  Not sure if I left before they finished or what but I don't recall the outcome.

Summerfield VFD is on their way up toward sidecarflips corner of the world...

Deerfield and N. County Line...

a vehicle about 250 yards out in a field...

At first it sounded like someone ran off the road...  maybe hit one of those big potholes... 

but I'm thinking with being that far off the road maybe he was intending to do some 'off roading' and it didn't go so good :( :( :(

Right now, any divergence from the road bed or from the packed dirt (on a dirt road) will lead to immediate sinking to the underbody as the wheels vanish into the soup.....

250 yards is a long way to winch a vehicle.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 01, 2014, 06:29:59 AM
Right now, any divergence from the road bed or from the packed dirt (on a dirt road) will lead to immediate sinking to the underbody as the wheels vanish into the soup.....

250 yards is a long way to winch a vehicle.

I never did see or hear anything more on this. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 01, 2014, 09:22:46 AM
There is either some kind of a drill going on out at Fermi this morning or they have one hell of a mess out there today...  oil fires, people having heart attacks...  glad it's shut down for the outage ;) ;) ;)

For the record I just now heard them say it is a drill ;D ;D ;D

(http://digitaldmx.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/dont-panic-sm.jpg)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 02, 2014, 10:11:55 AM
Wildfire season is on us and in full force all in one day...

things got started up in Frenchtown at Post and Williams...   a DTE crew went for wires down and found a fire so called Frenchtown.  The fire was about 3/4 mile back off the road so they had to call LMR and Ida for their Gators to even get water back to the scene.  Then the wires were still live so they ended up having to kill power to part of the township to finish putting the fire out. 

After that there were fires all around the county.

A bad day for rescue calls too...  everybody must have been getting out and getting active after sitting inside all winter and it got the best of them.

Be careful if you're out and about and especially if you're planning on burning...  Which I am btw!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 03, 2014, 08:37:23 AM
This isn't about any particular call but rather every call the MonroeTown crews ran last year...

continuing to set records!!!  Records like this aren't always 'good records' and there's plenty of opportunity for discussion as to the 'root cause' of so many of these runs...  but regardless all the firefighters of MonroeTown (and every other department across the county, state, nation and world deserve a 'ThankYou' from all the citizens they serve 8) 8) 8)

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/apr/03/monroe-township-reports-record-number-fire-calls/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/apr/03/monroe-township-reports-record-number-fire-calls/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)


Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on April 03, 2014, 09:07:39 PM
Maybe next year when everyone has free healthcare -
they won't use the EMS system as much  ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 04, 2014, 08:24:05 AM
Maybe next year when everyone has free healthcare -
they won't use the EMS system as much  ;)

That is an interesting thought Professor...

I've always had 'free' (in that it's a benefit through my wife's employer that we have been paying progressively more and more of the cost) and I've only had one ride in an ambulance (as a patient anyway) and that was after an auto accident where I was hit hard enough from behind to break the seat back loose from the rest of the seat.  The 'free' xrays (well, compliments of our auto insurance that also bought us a 'free' car to replace the one that got totaled) were negative and I was on my way home after a nice 'rest' waiting to get into the xray room and then again while they developed and read them...  they weren't 'instant' then!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 06, 2014, 11:28:17 AM
There's a fire on the 6th floor at 20 N. Roessler (the senior high rise)...

city is calling for mutual aid from Frenchtown.

Sounds like the fire is under control at this point although they do have a victim of smoke inhalation!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 06, 2014, 11:32:11 AM
I walked inside yesterday just to hear part of the dispatch which I didn't quite understand.  I'm sure that if I had been listening earlier it would have made more sense.

The city FD requested mutual aid from MonroeTown for a call in the alley on Fern Ct. which is on the north side of the river and normally they would have called for Frenchtown...  sounded like maybe the city and Frenchtown were already on the scene of something else ad that is why they called MonroeTown!!!

The fire itself was strange sounding in that it was for either wires down or arcing in the alley and one caller was reporting fire all along the alley!!!

They're blocking off Roessler street now so probably a good place to stay away from for the time being!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 07, 2014, 03:05:14 PM
LaSalle had a call a little while ago that sounded 'interesting' to say the least...

A homeowner that lives on the lake found 2 drums washed up on his beach and requested the FD to come and check them out as to contents.  He said they didn't appear to be leaking.

I hope it's not a couple of bodies left over from the movie 'Lake Eerie' that was filmed out there ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 08, 2014, 10:20:55 AM
A man died early this morning on Telegraph south of Albain.  Original dispatch was for a car fire but it isn't real apparent that it was the fire or smoke that killed him. 

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/apr/08/man-dies-car-fire/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/apr/08/man-dies-car-fire/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 08, 2014, 01:07:04 PM
Update from Twitter:

Quote
Man pulled from burning vehicle in Monroe Township was identified as Tyler Cook, 23, of White Lake, Mich
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 09, 2014, 02:39:48 PM
A man died early this morning on Telegraph south of Albain.  Original dispatch was for a car fire but it isn't real apparent that it was the fire or smoke that killed him. 

[url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/apr/08/man-dies-car-fire/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter[/url] ([url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/apr/08/man-dies-car-fire/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter[/url])


I see now why the investigation took so long at the scene...

the victim had been shot and it was at first suspected to be a homicide although now it has been ruled a suicide:

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/apr/09/police-driver-found-telegraph-killed-self/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/apr/09/police-driver-found-telegraph-killed-self/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)

Now the biggest question is why did he choose this particular location?

I wonder if perhaps he knew someone that was staying in one of the nearby homes  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 15, 2014, 08:02:44 AM
The scanner has been going crazy since the 'rush to work' started this morning.  Some wires down but mostly people driving too fast for road conditions and off the road and round and round they go!!!

Hasn't snowed for a month and people have forgotten how to drive!

Sounds worse in Toledo and Lucas county.  They're at a level 2 so you'd think they'd be accident free!!!

Bad wreck out by the airport...  probably someone flew home from Florida this morning and didn't even make it a mile before they crashed :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 15, 2014, 11:42:03 AM
I've been listening to a drill on the scanner most of the morning...

someone was getting very creative...

so far I've heard a plane crash and something about a fire in a nuclear storage facility...

I'm not sure if it's good news or bad news but they keep saying they haven't found any survivors :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 04, 2014, 09:26:39 AM
Currently listening to what started off as a car on fire...

in an attached garage!  As central was dispatching the Ottawa Lake VFD she reported that the car and house had now exploded and it sounds like it's fully involved!!!  The FD has called several departments for mutual aid!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 04, 2014, 12:08:10 PM
Currently listening to what started off as a car on fire...

in an attached garage!  As central was dispatching the Ottawa Lake VFD she reported that the car and house had now exploded and it sounds like it's fully involved!!!  The FD has called several departments for mutual aid!


It's still burning!  They just evacuated all fire personnel.

13ABC had a crew at the scene although they are mistaken in 'where' the fire is...

I'm thinking they just saw a Riga Twsp. fire truck there and assumed the fire was in Riga...

It absolutely is in Whiteford Tswp.!

it's a big house from the looks of the photo and not very old.  No fire hydrants so they're having to use tankers to haul water in which almost always prevents a full scale attack.

(http://wtvg.images.worldnow.com/images/3645044_G.jpeg)

above photo from:  http://www.13abc.com/story/25423778/house-fire-in-riga-township-mi (http://www.13abc.com/story/25423778/house-fire-in-riga-township-mi)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 04, 2014, 11:21:15 PM
Reading the story, one has to wonder about stupidity.  You have a (I presume almost a million dollar) home and the brains of a gnat, or a classic cheapskate.

Why would you use a backup generator with no automatic transfer switch.  That makes no sense, not only from a hazard standpoint (a fire hazard if the utility  power is restored and backfeeds the generator) but it's downright lethal for any utility worker working on outside service (power line) if a home generator is backfeeding the utility lines.

if you are too cheap to do it right, just have some common sense and either pull the meter from the meter socket or install a double pole breakers to isolate the home system from the utility...but that takes manual input from the homeowner.  Obviously, this idiot hasn't enough sense to have that capability.

My genny automatically disconnects the utility feed (via vacuum breaker switch) the instant the utility goes out and isolates my powered system completely.  When utility power is restored, my switchgear monitors utility power levels and restores utility power when it's stable, exactly as mandated by UL and NEC.

I'm glad no one got hurt but I hope his insurance carrier declines payment for damages.  He's an idiot.

Looks like a total loss.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on May 05, 2014, 10:51:46 AM
Will be interesting to see if a contractor did this or the home owner...

Insurance will pay - because they don't have a stupidity clause, just an intentional one.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 05, 2014, 02:16:04 PM
Will be interesting to see if a contractor did this or the home owner...

Insurance will pay - because they don't have a stupidity clause, just an intentional one.

Who knows.  Contractors (if thats what it is) are supposed to carry liability insurance but don't always because it's expensive...  If it is a contractor and it's their fault and no insurance, the homeowners insurance carrier will subrogate against the contractor...if that indeed was the cause.  I don't think it is, I believe it's a stupid homeowner.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 05, 2014, 08:49:43 PM
It's official (well as official as the MN can make it (in this evenings print edition), the stupid homeowner left the generator plugged into (I presume a plug (he probably wired) in the breaker panel in the garage and when the utility came back on line, it backfed the genny and caused it to catch fire and consume the home.

This tool needs the cheapskate/stupid award of the year.

I wonder what the outcome would have been if a utility worker was working on the pole out front of the house and this idiot was backfeeding the utility line and electrocuted the utility worker?????

Nice homes off Head-O-Lake Road, well not this one, it's toast.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 06, 2014, 10:39:28 AM
It's official (well as official as the MN can make it (in this evenings print edition), the stupid homeowner left the generator plugged into (I presume a plug (he probably wired) in the breaker panel in the garage and when the utility came back on line, it backfed the genny and caused it to catch fire and consume the home.

This tool needs the cheapskate/stupid award of the year.

I wonder what the outcome would have been if a utility worker was working on the pole out front of the house and this idiot was backfeeding the utility line and electrocuted the utility worker?????

Nice homes off Head-O-Lake Road, well not this one, it's toast.


These cost anywhere from $7 to around $40 depending on your Circuit Breaker box:

(http://imgcash1.imageshack.us/Himg206/scaled.php?server=206&filename=lockoutsqdwm5.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=480)

You can't energize the system with your generator until you've disconnected from the grid...   it's a physical lockout and 'almost' foolproof (I say almost because someone can always find a way around any safeguard)!

I've even made a couple out of 3/8 acrylic with a drill and a router and a file!  Takes about 20 minutes and works fine if you either don't want to wait to get one or if you have a real oddball (read that as 'old') circuit breaker box! 

Reading the story, one has to wonder about stupidity.  You have a (I presume almost a million dollar) home and the brains of a gnat, or a classic cheapskate.

Why would you use a backup generator with no automatic transfer switch.  That makes no sense, not only from a hazard standpoint (a fire hazard if the utility  power is restored and backfeeds the generator) but it's downright lethal for any utility worker working on outside service (power line) if a home generator is backfeeding the utility lines.

if you are too cheap to do it right, just have some common sense and either pull the meter from the meter socket or install a double pole breakers to isolate the home system from the utility...but that takes manual input from the homeowner.  Obviously, this idiot hasn't enough sense to have that capability.

My genny automatically disconnects the utility feed (via vacuum breaker switch) the instant the utility goes out and isolates my powered system completely.  When utility power is restored, my switchgear monitors utility power levels and restores utility power when it's stable, exactly as mandated by UL and NEC.

I'm glad no one got hurt but I hope his insurance carrier declines payment for damages.  He's an idiot.

Looks like a total loss.


If insurance companies didn't have to pay for 'stupidity' they'd probably only pay out on about a third of the claims filed!

Most auto 'accidents' are not accidents at all and are absolutely preventable!!! 

People just need to 'think' a little bit about what they're doing!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 08, 2014, 02:17:03 PM
Just heard a call in the city...

Go check out a person with a 'bite mark' on their hand who is the victim of an assault...

I wonder who the 'perp' is ??? ??? ???

And they just put Deerfield on standby for Blissfield who is out on a very large grass fire...

just enough wind out there today with the warm weather for people to get the burning bug :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!/Question for BRD and Professor H
Post by: Debimark on May 11, 2014, 07:05:36 PM
Have a nice Radio Shack 800 Mhz scanner, but to be honest I have not had it "programmed" in a few years. With all the changes atc. I am sure I am not at optimal reception. Who/what is yoru best recommendation for programming an 800 Mhz scanner?

I can't say I'm not at optimum performance, I'm just trying to be proactive to make sure I am.

Appreciate any input, all.  Thanks,
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on May 11, 2014, 11:45:27 PM
Radio Shack used to do it free years ago.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: sammy on May 11, 2014, 11:56:34 PM
Last couple Radio shacks we've been in were"huh' wha' we don' know. We have One thousand dollars worth of scanners we bought when everyone said we'd be lost without them, and now we're lost withe them. "the counties have all changed their numbers, and we don't know what they are". Any garbage men want to pick up a couple useless scanners?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!/Question for BRD and Professor H
Post by: BigRedDog on May 12, 2014, 09:42:23 AM
Have a nice Radio Shack 800 Mhz scanner, but to be honest I have not had it "programmed" in a few years. With all the changes atc. I am sure I am not at optimal reception. Who/what is yoru best recommendation for programming an 800 Mhz scanner?

I can't say I'm not at optimum performance, I'm just trying to be proactive to make sure I am.

Appreciate any input, all.  Thanks,


I think I have your drift but not positive.  I believe you're saying your scanner has different levels that you can activate or deactivate at will.

I keep my fire dispatch and the first 3 or 4 'emergency' channels active all the time.  I believe there are up to maybe 7 or 8 emergency channels but it would probably be a county wide emergency for them to be using them all at the same time and in that case I'm probably not going to want to be sitting and listening to the scanner ;D ;D ;D

I'm not as big on the police channels, local or state.  Yes, it used to be interesting to see who was getting pulled over at 2 am (and sometimes 'who' they had in the vehicle with them was especially interesting) but you won't hear much of that anymore.  They all use their computers for that now. 

After fire/EMS and then police you can add just about anything in the world that you can imagine that uses a radio.  I have some of the road commission frequencies but I'd go crazy all day listening to them not doing anything!  All the frequencies have to be registered and it's legal to listen to all of them (they're using the public airwaves) as long as you're not in your vehicle.  I've put a link at the bottom about using scanners in your vehicle.  It's actually 14 years old but nothing much has changed in that time that I'm aware of.

If you live close enough and you want to listen to your local MickeyD's drivethru chick then you can do that.  If you're interested in where the local pharmacy is making deliveries you can do that.  Want to know what schools are getting their lawn mowed or their boilers flushed...  go for it.  It's all there and all available (and mostly all very boring too) 8* 8* 8*

Here's several pages of links and lots of info.  If you need help in actually programming your particular scanner there most likely is a Yahoo group or other 'forum' where people with similar scanners provide group support.  Just start Googling and you'll be amazed at what you can find.

Here is a list of resources (in no particular order) and of course there are loads of links from those.  There are other similar pages out there...  I just went with the ones at the top of the Google search link and the ones I recognized the names of.

I'm pretty sure with your scanner you can 'prioritize' any channel or group of channels (a particular fire department is what I want to hear) to override anything else that may be not as important to you at the time.  It is frustrating to just be getting ready to hear the address of a house on fire on your road and suddenly the scanner jumps to an unrelated incident clear on the other side of the county.  Some of that you can program not to happen and some of it is just the way the system works!

If you don't have a stand alone emergency weather alert radio then by all means put that on your scanner and make sure it will alert you 24-7.

Here's plenty more reading:

http://www.scannerway.8m.com/letter.html (http://www.scannerway.8m.com/letter.html)

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=1284 (http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=1284)

http://www.interceptradio.com/fcc_county.php?sstate=MI&scounty=Monroe (http://www.interceptradio.com/fcc_county.php?sstate=MI&scounty=Monroe)

http://www.policescanners.net/scanners-mi-monroe/ (http://www.policescanners.net/scanners-mi-monroe/)

http://www.cityfreq.com/mi/monroe/ (http://www.cityfreq.com/mi/monroe/)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Debimark on May 12, 2014, 10:28:14 AM
Exactly, and thank you.  I had it "programmed" with all the local frequencies when I bought it back in 05/06 or so, but wanted to make sure I am current.  I will utilize those links and study the programming.

Thank you for the resources; appreciate it.

Also, what frequency is Central Dispatch?  I swear I saw a 159 frequency......would have thought it was 800 or higher.

I appreciate your response.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on May 12, 2014, 10:59:08 AM
Herkimer Radio, just south of Friendly Ford on Telegraph Rd will program them for a fee... 

The 800 "Trunked" use multiple talkgroups that will use multiple frequencies that can be confusing to program yourself...     

The only ones they won't enter are the "private" channels that each agency has...

You can search and find them (they are in the public air) but they won't add them without permission from the agencies.   

I took mine in - and paid
Well worth it for me.



Last couple Radio shacks we've been in were"huh' wha' we don' know. We have One thousand dollars worth of scanners we bought when everyone said we'd be lost without them, and now we're lost withe them. "the counties have all changed their numbers, and we don't know what they are". Any garbage men want to pick up a couple useless scanners?
Have a nice Radio Shack 800 Mhz scanner, but to be honest I have not had it "programmed" in a few years. With all the changes atc. I am sure I am not at optimal reception. Who/what is yoru best recommendation for programming an 800 Mhz scanner?

I can't say I'm not at optimum performance, I'm just trying to be proactive to make sure I am.

Appreciate any input, all.  Thanks,

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on May 12, 2014, 11:03:12 AM
Exactly, and thank you.  I had it "programmed" with all the local frequencies when I bought it back in 05/06 or so, but wanted to make sure I am current.  I will utilize those links and study the programming.

Thank you for the resources; appreciate it.

Also, what frequency is Central Dispatch? I swear I saw a 159 frequency......would have thought it was 800 or higher.

I appreciate your response.

The 159 frequency is for the dispatch  (siren/pagers)...  and is broadcast still.

This past year they re-authorized  (Changed) all the Trunked data - so all the scanners in the area had to be reprogrammed if they were to capture the stuff going on in Monroe.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on May 12, 2014, 11:40:28 PM
They changed the scanner law in 2006.

MCL 750.508
Police scanners in motor vehicles
Effective May 1, 2006

Citizens will no longer be required to obtain a permit from the State Police in order to equip a motor vehicle with a scanner. Instead, it will be a crime if a scanner (regardless of its location) is used in the commission of a crime with a penalty of 93 days or more.

A person who has been convicted of a felony within the past 5 years is prohibited from possessing a scanner at any time.

http://forums.radioreference.com/michigan-radio-discussion-forum/100776-michigan-state-scanner-law.html (http://forums.radioreference.com/michigan-radio-discussion-forum/100776-michigan-state-scanner-law.html)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 13, 2014, 07:33:34 AM
They changed the scanner law in 2006.

MCL 750.508
Police scanners in motor vehicles
Effective May 1, 2006

Citizens will no longer be required to obtain a permit from the State Police in order to equip a motor vehicle with a scanner. Instead, it will be a crime if a scanner (regardless of its location) is used in the commission of a crime with a penalty of 93 days or more.

A person who has been convicted of a felony within the past 5 years is prohibited from possessing a scanner at any time.

[url]http://forums.radioreference.com/michigan-radio-discussion-forum/100776-michigan-state-scanner-law.html[/url] ([url]http://forums.radioreference.com/michigan-radio-discussion-forum/100776-michigan-state-scanner-law.html[/url])


Thanks for clarifying that Tiny...   now the law makes sense.  Don't penalize people just because they 'might' be a criminal.   Kind of like stopping everyone going into the local Meijer store because they might  shoplift something while they're inside the store :-\ :-\ :-\

Sometimes the legislature gets it right...   

and sometimes it just takes a long time to get it right ;) ;) ;)

My only interest in the first place would be during a storm situation like last night.  And especially during that time I want to hear fire frequencies and nothing else.  Other than that I'm usually too busy driving to listen anyway.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on May 14, 2014, 02:13:59 PM
I have a portable scanner-
 but until I'm better at programming or selecting the ones I want,
it's currently a pain as I have to listen to all the MCRC chatter about how hard they are working  ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 14, 2014, 07:09:24 PM
What a crazy day on the scanner...

bomb threats...

suicide threats...   

not sure what all else because I was gone most of the afternoon :-\ :-\ :-\

And guess what...  it's a FULL Moon!!!

I had to double check with the Farmer's Almanac to be sure because I haven't been able to see the moon this week to make sure ;) ;) ;)

http://www.almanac.com/content/flower-moon-may-full-moon-phases (http://www.almanac.com/content/flower-moon-may-full-moon-phases)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 14, 2014, 10:18:51 PM
The last moon I saw was bent over at Wal-Mart.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 15, 2014, 08:05:20 PM
The last moon I saw was bent over at Wal-Mart.


(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/27/3b/c3/273bc3de1371c7b8dfde09885190f5a3.jpg)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on May 15, 2014, 10:46:34 PM
Always wondered about the relationship with the moon cycles and the welfare check cycles...     either way the two days a month are crazy!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 20, 2014, 11:06:42 AM
Just heard the 2nd call in a half hour for EMS to go to a doctor's office. 

Makes me wonder if it's safe to go the doctor's next week :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 21, 2014, 04:11:49 PM
Another 'bomb threat' this afternoon...

at least it must have been a threat, I haven't heard anything go 'boom' yet :o :o :o

Last I heard FD was still on the scene so I'll keep the location quiet for now.

I'm guessing the MonroeNews will have an article on it later today if they don't already ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 22, 2014, 12:30:35 AM
([url]http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/27/3b/c3/273bc3de1371c7b8dfde09885190f5a3.jpg[/url])


Not that one but similar.......
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 27, 2014, 11:33:09 AM
I've heard three different rescue calls already this morning involving a male mowing the lawn and now laying either on the ground or in a ditch.  CPR was initiated on at least 2 of the calls before calling 911. 

I was thinking about going out and mowing the lawn this morning but not so sure I want to now :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on May 27, 2014, 11:55:06 AM
Ain't this a biotch.......Golden Years myass!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 27, 2014, 12:02:17 PM
And now a steel hauler on fire northbound around the 20 mile marker...

must not have let the steel cool down enough 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 27, 2014, 12:05:50 PM
Ain't this a biotch.......Golden Years myass!

I'm still hoping I'll go while being shot by some jealous young husband ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on May 27, 2014, 12:13:32 PM
 ;)......Same here, I just hope the bullet doesn't hit her in the thigh. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on May 27, 2014, 02:15:28 PM
I'm still young enough to jump out the first floor window and get away...   ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 27, 2014, 03:34:34 PM
And now a steel hauler on fire northbound around the 20 mile marker...

must not have let the steel cool down enough 8* 8* 8*

That actually happens.  It's not a matter of letting the coil cool off enough, it'a a matter of how much the end user needs it.  Most times they are stone cold (takes a week to cool off) but sometimes....not.

I've hauled them so hot you can't touch them and we have had them hot enough to set the blocking on fire.  Pretty hard for the fire department to cool down 20-25 tons of steel....lol

Actually a hot coil is easier to process because the if it's hot when pickled, the heat load on the pickle tanks is less.  Remember, the pickle liquor has to be heated (180 degrees) for the chemical reaction to take place that strips the mill scale from the steel.

I suspect it's an equipment issue like a hung brake setting tires on fire.  All the mills around here are north of the 30 mile stick.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 27, 2014, 05:13:54 PM
That actually happens.  It's not a matter of letting the coil cool off enough, it'a a matter of how much the end user needs it.  Most times they are stone cold (takes a week to cool off) but sometimes....not.

I've hauled them so hot you can't touch them and we have had them hot enough to set the blocking on fire.  Pretty hard for the fire department to cool down 20-25 tons of steel....lol

Actually a hot coil is easier to process because the if it's hot when pickled, the heat load on the pickle tanks is less.  Remember, the pickle liquor has to be heated (180 degrees) for the chemical reaction to take place that strips the mill scale from the steel.

I suspect it's an equipment issue like a hung brake setting tires on fire.  All the mills around here are north of the 30 mile stick.


Looks like maybe the defroster knob got stuck in the 'overdrive' position :o :o :o

(http://monroenews.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2014/05/27/DSCN0441_copy_t670.jpg?b3f6a5d7692ccc373d56e40cf708e3fa67d9af9d)

Article and another photo:

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/may/27/fire-destroys-steel-hauler-cab/ (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/may/27/fire-destroys-steel-hauler-cab/)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 27, 2014, 06:52:53 PM
It's been another bad day for semi trucks in the area...

They're just now dispatching LaSalle to one rolled over at the 9 mi with someone pinned in!

I didn't catch if it was north or south bound though...

they're just going into service and it's the southbound lane!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 27, 2014, 06:58:39 PM
Updated info!

It's across from the rest area so it's in MonroeTown!  LifeFlight is on standby and MCA is requesting STAR Towing send their large wrecker to the scene to help with extrication of the victim.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 27, 2014, 07:04:54 PM
They are now requesting a helicopter to the scene due to the 'extended extrication time' involved.  LifeFlight's eta is 15 minutes and STAR Towing's wrecker eta is 20 minutes.  Sounds like a real mess!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 27, 2014, 07:22:36 PM
Star is on the scene and LifeFlight is just now flying over our house! 

The LZ is set up right in the southbound lanes just north of the accident scene!  Directly across from the rest area!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 27, 2014, 07:39:59 PM
Looks like maybe the defroster knob got stuck in the 'overdrive' position :o :o :o

([url]http://monroenews.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2014/05/27/DSCN0441_copy_t670.jpg?b3f6a5d7692ccc373d56e40cf708e3fa67d9af9d[/url])

Article and another photo:

[url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/may/27/fire-destroys-steel-hauler-cab/[/url] ([url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/may/27/fire-destroys-steel-hauler-cab/[/url])


Loss at 40K.  Not much value in that tractor.  Today, a new tractor (day cab) costs upwards of 100K.  His lift axles are air over same as we use.  When he lost all his air (airlines melted because they are all plastic (Synflex), the axles lifted.  He's loaded, probably 2 coils.

Off to Goody's for that one....
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on May 27, 2014, 08:56:27 PM
That actually happens.  It's not a matter of letting the coil cool off enough, it'a a matter of how much the end user needs it.  Most times they are stone cold (takes a week to cool off) but sometimes....not.

<Snip>
I suspect it's an equipment issue like a hung brake setting tires on fire.  All the mills around here are north of the 30 mile stick.
Gerdeau - is in the port of Monroe, and they have steel bars that are pretty hot when they move them out in the yard.   
We would get called every now and then when the "vegetation" was too close  ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 27, 2014, 09:25:38 PM
I see them on Ternes in the facility there.....  Don't know much about bar stock.  We are all flat rolled high strength.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 28, 2014, 08:17:35 AM
Photo and news article from the MonroeNews on last nights crash.  Sounds like the truck driver was not seriously injured:

(http://monroenews.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2014/05/27/Life_Flight_pic_t670.jpg?b3f6a5d7692ccc373d56e40cf708e3fa67d9af9d)

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/may/27/semi-truck-can-loses-control-driver-life-flighted/ (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/may/27/semi-truck-can-loses-control-driver-life-flighted/)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 28, 2014, 08:20:50 AM
A couple of more photos from 13ABC Toledo's Twitter feed:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BorocD1IYAAuCBf.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BorqXkHCEAEmy3G.jpg)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 28, 2014, 12:58:25 PM
This video from the MonroeNews has some footage of the semi rollover.  A good shot of STAR's big wrecker at work during the extrication!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1I5IeqAnF0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1I5IeqAnF0#)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 28, 2014, 04:50:51 PM
Just a bobtail.  They are dicey in the rain.  No weight on the drive axles.  Tires a bit bald and whoops, there she goes...  FMVSS Rules stae that you only need 2/32" tread on drive tires, trailer tires and 4/32" on steers.  2/32" isn't much and commercial tires unlike passanger car tires don't have wear inficators....
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on May 28, 2014, 09:49:35 PM
Heard central dispatch send the FD out for an 8 year old with a zip strip around his neck, having difficulty breathing. Duh, why not just cut it off.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 29, 2014, 07:34:47 AM
Heard central dispatch send the FD out for an 8 year old with a zip strip around his neck, having difficulty breathing. Duh, why not just cut it off.

I heard the call but didn't catch the age :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 02, 2014, 03:26:18 PM
The city is out on a grass fire on Winchester near the river...  I'm thinking it might be there in Rauch park where they're busy setting up the rail bridge project...

LaSalle was just sent out on a grass fire along 75 near Otter Creek...   there's lots of green out there now but there's also lots of wind today so anything that does burn is going to be whipping!

Anyone seen or heard of something 'strange' going on anywhere in Frenchtown Township this afternoon.  I heard a dispatch probably around noon requesting Frenchtown firefighters to stand by at their station.  No reason or additional info given.  Anything like that in Frenchtown (Home of Fermi 1, 2 and maybe someday 3) always makes me a little extra cautious :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 03, 2014, 08:00:30 AM
At 4:40 this morning they dispatched Dundee and Summerfield to the Kroger store in Dundee for smoke in the building.  I believe it was a Dundee police officer that  reported seeing a small fire near the office and they could see smoke filling the building.  When the Dundee Fire chief arrived he found the problem was the  problem in or near the ice machine.  They disconnected the ice machine and ventilated the smoke out of the building.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 03, 2014, 10:51:18 PM
CL had to get something today and they were closed, supposed to open between 1 and 2.  I'd think 'smoked ice' would be a taste sensation on a hot, humid day.....
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 13, 2014, 08:50:37 AM
Well, it's Friday the 13th and it's a full moon so I expect the scanner will be pretty busy...

actually, it's already started!  Some guy has been stabbed but he won't say where.  I don't know if that means in what part of town or in what part of his body.  He is also refusing to let anyone get near him.  Going to be kind of hard to help him without getting 'up close and personal'...
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 13, 2014, 01:09:07 PM
The scanner traffic has been living up to my early expectations so far...

There's a bad wreck on Telegraph by Kimberly Estates.  MCSD is shutting the road down at North Junction it sounds like.  Probably a good area to avoid for a few hours!

There's a boat taking on water off Brest Bay and the Coast Guard is handling that...

and so many rescue calls it's hard to keep track of them all. 

A great day to maybe not text...

maybe slow down a little bit...

and by all means drive 'extra' careful!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 13, 2014, 02:31:42 PM
MonroeNews article and photo of the crash scene this afternoon on Telegraph rd:

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/jun/13/crash-closes-telegraph/ (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/jun/13/crash-closes-telegraph/)

Sounds like the road is still closed as of now!

(http://monroenews.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2014/06/13/photo3_t670.JPG?b3f6a5d7692ccc373d56e40cf708e3fa67d9af9d)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Debimark on June 13, 2014, 03:03:40 PM
BRD, I never did get my scanner reprogrammed.  Again, who did you recommend for such a task?  Apologies for asking again; my schedule got the best of me.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on June 13, 2014, 05:32:38 PM
Herkimer is the one for reprogramming...
that car in the left side - looks like the one that passed me at a high rate on the shoulder about when I was going to turn into Friendly Ford...    I had to swerve to miss it.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 13, 2014, 10:55:02 PM
MonroeNews article and photo of the crash scene this afternoon on Telegraph rd:

[url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/jun/13/crash-closes-telegraph/[/url] ([url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/jun/13/crash-closes-telegraph/[/url])

Sounds like the road is still closed as of now!

([url]http://monroenews.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2014/06/13/photo3_t670.JPG?b3f6a5d7692ccc373d56e40cf708e3fa67d9af9d[/url])


That was a helluva hit.  The engine and front part of the frame rails are severed from the rest of the tractor (thats a 3406 Caterpillar engine laying sideways on the dirt btw.).  Thar engine  alone weighs in the excess of 6,000 pounds (or more than the van weighs).  The van driver was probably killed instantly and the truck driver's career also ended abruptly.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 14, 2014, 08:36:19 AM
The article in the MonroeNews this morning says the victim actually lived in Kimberly Estates.  He was almost home!!!

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/jun/14/man-killed-when-semi-swerves-n-telegraph/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/jun/14/man-killed-when-semi-swerves-n-telegraph/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 14, 2014, 08:09:23 PM
I read it.  Even empty, a conventional tractor pulling an empty Flo-Boy asphalt trailer will weigh around 22 ton.  Thats a lot of mass crushing a 16 gage 4 wheeled coffin.

Not pertaining to this accident, but people astound me with their total ignorant disregard for a big truck..... they are surrounded in their sheet metal coffin, oblivious to what can happen when a 20 plus ton vehicle plays pinball with their car or pickup or mini-van.  You always loose.  They (car drivers) text, yak on cell phones, primp their hair, masturbate, dance to the radio, eat a burger and fries or a million other totally distractive things and it only takes a split seconf to become a statistic.

Driving a motor vehicle, any motor vehicle is really the same as playing Russin Roulette, you never know what chamber is loaded 'till the hammer drops.....

Like a motorcycle and a car, the bike looses because mass always wins.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on June 14, 2014, 09:20:59 PM
That was a helluva hit.  The engine and front part of the frame rails are severed from the rest of the tractor (thats a 3406 Caterpillar engine laying sideways on the dirt btw.).  Thar engine  alone weighs in the excess of 6,000 pounds (or more than the van weighs).  The van driver was probably killed instantly and the truck driver's career also ended abruptly.

The drivers career ending abruptly was the least of the tragedy.....

 8*
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 14, 2014, 10:11:30 PM
Wrongful death comitted with a motor vehicle is a felony plus he'll get sued.  So he'll loose everything even if he's insured plus spend time in the slammer.  Any good attorney will take him to the cleaners.

I wonder if that's Farmer's kid (Farmer and Underwood).  They are out of somewhere around Ann Arbor.

All that for a split second of inattentiveness.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 14, 2014, 10:14:54 PM
About the only time a truck driver gets seriously injured or killed is a multiple truck collision, truck/train collision or a truck hits an immovable object like a bridge abutment.  Cars are nothing to destroy with a truck plus the driver is sitting above the fray and out of harms way.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on June 15, 2014, 07:58:12 AM
I'm not going to convict the driver of the truck just yet......

You and I know that it is tough to maintain the following distance you need to really stop one of those things.  The police have said speed wasn't a factor.  Was the driver cut off shortly before the accident?  I don't know - maybe he was - maybe a four wheeler cut in front of him then hopped on the brakes.  I see it happen all the time.  I'm sure you do too. 

I'm not making excuses or trying the case - I'm just saying lets hear the facts before we convict the guy and send him away.

All we know now is there was a tragedy, and a mans life was cut short.

What I do know is this is the second fatality on Telegraph due to a lack of a LH turn lane?  If that car would have been turning left from a LH turn lane this would not have happened.  I am pretty sure of that.  Same thing for the Motorcycle Rider near the Honda dealer if my memory is right.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: nails on June 15, 2014, 09:03:53 AM

So now instead of a responsible driver maintaining control of his vehicle,
 we're blaming it on not enough turn lanes?

Again...  it's called "personal responsibility". 
Seems like it's lacking everywhere.

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 15, 2014, 09:07:39 AM
I see some references in the public comments on one of the MonroeNews articles that the victim had just left the new Dollar Store at Newport & Telegraph.  I also have an immediate family member who saw him there just minutes before the crash. 

I was at my computer and listening to the scanner at the time it happened.  There was another medical situation in the immediate area just moments before this crash was dispatched by central dispatch.  There was a situation at the mobile home park at the SE corner of Telegraph and Newport roads.  After my family member left the Dollar store and headed south on Telegraph they met the Frenchtown EMS unit heading north on Telegraph at approximately Grafton Road. 

I'm starting to wonder if perhaps the response to the first incident possibly created some kind of 'confusion' on the part of one (or more) of the drivers north bound on Telegraph at the time?  In fact Frenchtown's call at the mobile home park was the 2nd call.  They had already been dispatched to a call which if my memory is correct was on Mario Drive (that's at the end of the street across from LaZBoy headquarters).  As soon as the truck-van crash was dispatched Frenchtown requested that central tone out Berlin Twsp. to respond to the crash since they were already out on two prior calls.  Both of those calls were on a 3 or so mile stretch of Telegraph so it's very conceivable there were several emergency vehicles all moving at one time in different directions in the same short stretch of highway.  I can see how someone very well could have been confused by the time they got that far north on Telegraph.

Here's an article from WDIV who flew over and took photos with their helicopter (my family member also said they saw a red helicopter in the area shortly after the crash).  The pictures certainly give you a different perspective of the crash scene!

Article:

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/driver-killed-when-truck-crosses-into-oncoming-traffic-on-telegraph-road-in-frenchtown-township/26479444 (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/driver-killed-when-truck-crosses-into-oncoming-traffic-on-telegraph-road-in-frenchtown-township/26479444)

This is one of the photos from the above article that shows how the truck had the brakes locked up.

(http://www.clickondetroit.com/image/view/-/26479698/highRes/1/-/5fj5e0/-/Frenchtown-Township-truck-car-crash-6-png.png)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on June 15, 2014, 09:25:48 AM
Picture worth a thousand words...   it appears the truck was in the far right lane, and when the brakes locked up  (no anti-lock breaks on semi's?)  the rest was momentum or inertia or other forces if you studied physics...  which crash investigators use to determine what happened and assign fault.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 15, 2014, 09:39:51 AM
Picture worth a thousand words...   it appears the truck was in the far right lane, and when the brakes locked up  (no anti-lock breaks on semi's?)  the rest was momentum or inertia or other forces if you studied physics...  which crash investigators use to determine what happened and assign fault.

And an aerial photo of something like this may be worth more than a thousand words ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 15, 2014, 03:50:37 PM
Lots of varibles there.  I do know (from the age of the tractor) it had anti-lock brakes but the trailer may not have had them, lots of older trailer out there pre anti-lock, we have a few.

Typically with anti-lock, the skid marks will be segmented and they aren't, that tells me the trailer was pre-antilock.  A solid skid is indicative of that.  The way antilock works is sensors detect pending locked wheel condition and modulate the application air pressure (much like hydraulic brakes work, but with air pressure) and allow the wheel to turn, thats not evident in the helecopter picture.

The trailer went into a jackknife, pushing the tractor, he was basically out of control of anything.  keep in mind that with locked wheels, the rubber on the tires liquifies and you are litterally riding on an oil slick.  The trailer pushed him (even empty it weighs at least twice as much as the tractor) and we don't know if all brakes were operating properly.

I do a lot of this stuff, it's commonplace for me.

Botton line, it's failure to control resulting in vehicular homicide, no matter what the mitigating circumstances are.  A driver could have braked checked him ir turned right in front of him.  If he was operating with assured clear distance, he could have stopped in time.

It scares me to see a group of semi's going down the road tailgating each other (or a car or motorcycle).  At 55 mph, it takes almost 150 lineal feet of forward travel before your brain reacts to what your eyes see and tells your foot to apply the brake.  At 70 it almsot 2 times that.

Looking at the pictures, I'd say he was too close and reacted by stomping the brake pedal, a gut reaction because he knew he wasn't going to be able to stop in time.  No ABS on the trailer (as evidenced by the solid skid marks) equals an out of control ride.  The guy who got killed was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

As an aside, I've pulled some of our trailers with no ABS and a panic stop or even a severe decelleration with heavy brake application can cause an impending jackknife.  I got one sideways on Alexis on dry pavement because some clown pulled out in front of me from Menards.  Luckly I recovered but I left about 150 feet of rubber on the street and about pissed my pants.  You know, I bet he was completely oblivious to what might have happened if I had eaten him with that Western Star Concentional, he was stupidly unaware, I say stupidly...

I've taken the Eaton Defensive Driving Course in Marshall, Michigan twice, once in an 18 wheeler and once in a passanger car.  They actually remotely disable the ABS and expect you to maintain control is a defensive manuver  It can be done, even on wet pavement, but it takes an acquired skill level and it's something that has to be learned.

It's called 'thershold braking'.  You learn to anticipate (by the sound the tires are making) when they are about to lock up and you maintain that 'just before lockup' level until you stop safely.  I've even purposely put an 18 wheeler in a jacknife and then drove out of it.  Thats real fun when the trailer is beside you going along with you and you get it back straight.

Personally, I believe everyone should take such a course to get an operators license, not just commercial drivers, everyone.

I deal with crashes and responsibility as part of my job so I'm not postulating about what happened on Telegraph.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on June 15, 2014, 09:17:16 PM
Flip,

Could it have been an issue with the air brakes on the trailer locking up and not releasing properly?

It seems the trailer pushed the rig.  Its clear the brakes were locked, once they were locked the driver was a passenger.

I'm just wondering if a valve could have locked up on the rear circuit.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on June 15, 2014, 10:18:16 PM
Flip, would the front of the truck have that much damage if it was jack knifed before he hit the van? The van would have hit the rear tires. Looks to me like the truck what hit by the front of the truck then jack knifed.  ???
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on June 15, 2014, 10:23:17 PM
I just looked at the pictures in the WDIV article and the tire tracks look like it was jack knifed when it hit the van. Must have hit the side of the tractor.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 15, 2014, 11:56:54 PM
Not sure.  Looks to me (and I wasn't there measuring or inspecting the vehicles, just the pictures that were on here and in the paper) that the trailer pushed the tractor and rolled it and the car impacted the rear of the tractor (at the passanger side drive tires) and the nose of the trailer and possibly the landing gear (dollies).  Keep in mind that a Flo-Boy because of the way it self unloads, has hydraulic lines dowm the sides and expansion tanks on the upper structure plus they are a double wall trailer with a moving belt floor, very rigid and very strong.

The damage to the tractor is consistent with a severe jacknife where the force of the trailer acting on the fifth wheel and rear frame rolls the tractor sideways and usually breaks the motor mounts and destroys everything underneathm but the cab remains basically untouched (except for the passanger side damage from the inertia roll).  You notice that the hood and grill are really undamaged, just seperated from the tractor and the ac condensor and air to air charge air cooler  is undamaged.   If he had hit the car head on, the grill and hood would be gone, it's fiberglass and plastic and the ATA anf AC condensor mwould have been severely damaged or gone, they are both aluminum.  The ATA unit is cast aluminum, very brittle.  The engine is askew because the inertia roll torqued the frame rails to the point where the motor mounts seperated from the block and the engine became an unattached object.

He most likely didn't even know he involved  the car until he got out of the cab.  I doubt he felt the impact, he was busy hanging on and trying not to break his wrists on the steering wheel You can't hold them (steering wheel in a jacknife dry pavement skid), the  power steering unit can't overcome the lateral forces......and I doubt he saw the car, his passenger's side of the vehicle was canted toward the ground by the inertia roll so the mirror (before it ate dirt), was not reflecting the image of the car.   

I'm not LE and don't claim to be.  I'm about mitigating loss as it concerns our trucks and protecting our drivers and company from unecessary liabiliity but, what I see is vehicular homicide brought about in part by following too closely and failure to control.

There may be equipment issues as well, but, that responsibility falls entirely on the driver/ operator.  Under ICC regulations, every driver must sign off on a vehicle inspection form at the start of their shift/day and note any defects and if the defect impacts driveability, get it repaired at the earliest opportunity and/or put the vehicle out of service until repairs are made be a certified mechanic or repair facility.

Anytime there is a wreck or injury accident involving a truck that I see or hear about, first thing I do is make sure it's not one of ours, b ut then I'd probably get a cell phine call before I heard about it on here or read it in the paper.  I have a company phone thats on 24/7/365.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 16, 2014, 09:55:29 AM
The scanner hasn't let up all weekend...

one call on top of another and then 2 more before they're clear of the first one :o :o :o

A house burned in Bedford yesterday...

there was another wreck at Telegraph and Buhl...

too many rescue calls for crazy things to even count!

Yesterday afternoon some gal cleaning fish out in Bolles Harbor dropped a knife on her foot...   I assume it was the 'pointy' end although that's not the way it was dispatched...  just that she dropped her knife on her foot and now she was feeling faint!!!

There's an ongoing 'hazmat' incident that started about 8:15 this morning.  I think it's the Hampton whatever apartments.  They gave an address on Josephine court.  City and Frenchtown are there because the 'pool boy' apparently mixed up something in the pool chemicals.  They had to evacuate most of the complex it sounded like.  There's at least one person in the ER at the hospital.

There's another very strange incident ongoing in Bedford but I'll leave that alone for now!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on June 16, 2014, 11:20:49 AM
Sounds like the old, mix two kinds of bleach, and the fumes will kill you in minutes ordeal. My mother said a lady she knew, many years ago, mixed some and before she could get out of the bathroom the fumes had burned her lungs and mouth so bad she almost died. There used to be a toilet cleaner that when you used it and mixed it with bleach the toilet exploded.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 16, 2014, 11:31:52 AM
Sounds like the old, mix two kinds of bleach, and the fumes will kill you in minutes ordeal. My mother said a lady she knew, many years ago, mixed some and before she could get out of the bathroom the fumes had burned her lungs and mouth so bad she almost died. There used to be a toilet cleaner that when you used it and mixed it with bleach the toilet exploded.

I've exploded the tirlet numerous times but it has nothing to do with cleaning it.  More like making it dirty (especially under the lid.. ;D)

People don't read as a rule.  All cleaners have cautionary labels as well as pool chemicals as mandated by the gummit (who are under the obvious correct assumption that the sheeple are too stupid to not so something stupid.....)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on June 16, 2014, 12:55:26 PM
Ah...   I guess I'll have to go turn mine on now i'm back home and catch up on all the stuff going on

Don't mix different brands of "Drain" cleaners - some are acid and some are base ...   from your chemistry days if you'll recall  - they react violently and will create a vapor that you don't want to inhale!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 17, 2014, 09:04:34 AM
About the last I heard on the scanner about this yesterday they were setting up to 'wash down' the area of the grass this happened in.   I'm thinking it must have been out by the pool but they weren't real specific.  You don't always get all the 'facts' listening to the scanner.

And the rest of the day went just as crazy as it started...

I think I heard more people threatening suicide yesterday than I have in a month... 

young teens too :-\ :-\ :-\

Then yesterday afternoon late it was just crazy with the two major crashes in LaSalle and Frenchtown and then the potentially disastrous fire on Stewart Road all within just minutes of each other.  The crash in LaSalle hadn't been wrapped up yet when they were dispatching both MonroeTown and LaSalle to Frencthown for the fire.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 17, 2014, 10:20:14 AM
And today is picking up right where it left off yesterday :o :o :o

A bulldozer just backed into an electric transformer at the corner of 7th and Telegraph...

you'd think a transformer would know enough to get out of the way of a bulldozer ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 17, 2014, 10:25:20 AM
And today is picking up right where it left off yesterday :o :o :o

A bulldozer just backed into an electric transformer at the corner of 7th and Telegraph...

you'd think a transformer would know enough to get out of the way of a bulldozer ;D ;D ;D

Sounds like it's south of 7th on Telegraph...

directly across the street from the SOS office...   Trendsetters Hair Salon apparently called it in.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 17, 2014, 10:41:57 AM
Apparently it was an in or on the ground transformer...

I think of a big green box sitting on the ground...

Still seems like a dozer operator should have seen it...

even backing up :o :o :o

I'm guessing no one will be getting their hair done here for a few hours!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 17, 2014, 01:55:50 PM
Apparently it was an in or on the ground transformer...

I think of a big green box sitting on the ground...

Still seems like a dozer operator should have seen it...

even backing up :o :o :o

I'm guessing no one will be getting their hair done here for a few hours!

You got it.  Dark green to blend in.  Should be dark green with dayglo stripes.....

We have one at the plant (on Lavoy) and a woodchuck decided to burrow in, from the bottom side (warm digs in the winter), problem is/was that he got short circuited inside and cooked....  real well done.  The whole corner stunk like burnt meat.  Transformer kept right on humming away.... ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 17, 2014, 01:57:48 PM
Actually, from the fact that they are supposed to be dimmunitive, I can see the dozer operator not seeing it.  We know who is gonna pay for a replacement however..... :P
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 18, 2014, 08:49:00 AM
Actually, from the fact that they are supposed to be dimmunitive, I can see the dozer operator not seeing it.  We know who is gonna pay for a replacement however..... :P

It was a Downriver company...   or at least their equipment was sitting there when I drove through the parking lot last night.  I'll bet all the tenants in the buildings are wishing the landlord would have gone with someone besides the 'lowest bidder' 8* 8* 8*

This was a pretty good sized transformer box...  about 5' high and at the edge of an open parking lot.  It looks like they're tearing up an old concrete parking lot and getting ready to repave it with asphalt. 

You can actually see the transformer in the Google aerial.  It looks like they had the dumpster in front of it for protection from bad drivers 8* 8* 8*

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Monroe,+MI/@41.9119151,-83.4217898,50m/data= (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Monroe,+MI/@41.9119151,-83.4217898,50m/data=)!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x883b6fa6b2cc2bcd:0x1aff3b8ff9f0d231
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 18, 2014, 08:55:31 AM
Two rollover wrecks already this morning... 

one on Albain road...  looks like it might have rained in that area...   so slow down!!!

And now one down in Erie...  it hasn't rained here this morning so it probably wasn't rain for that one!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 18, 2014, 11:42:05 AM
You got it.  Dark green to blend in.  Should be dark green with dayglo stripes.....

We have one at the plant (on Lavoy) and a woodchuck decided to burrow in, from the bottom side (warm digs in the winter), problem is/was that he got short circuited inside and cooked....  real well done.  The whole corner stunk like burnt meat.  Transformer kept right on humming away.... ;D


I'm guessing this one could have been fluorescent pink with flashing strobe lights and the dozer still would have hit it.  It was taller than the car and I know it's been sitting in the same place since '87 at least!!!

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/IMG_20140617_190835_795_zps658e7e63.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/IMG_20140617_190835_795_zps658e7e63.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 28, 2014, 08:26:31 AM
Heard a call in the evening yesterday for a spider bite.  Not sure of the sequence of events but it was actually a Monroe City Police car that called in the request.  I listened pretty close but never did hear any more details.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 28, 2014, 08:15:42 PM
Spider bites can be life threatening.  You know who got bit by a Brown Recluse a couple years ago and the BR's bite secretes something that causes your skin to rot off.  She had to go to the doctor and get antibiotics.  She didn't rot away, still here taking care of me....and I need it.

Least you didn't hear me on the scanner yesterday morning.  I tried real hard to cut off my leg (at the knee) with my trusty Stihl chainsaw (that I just conveniently sharpened).

I'm sporting 25 really neat stitches across my kneecap and down the inside of my thigh.  Set the saw on my leg (with my leg on a log) but forgot to engage the chain brake and that real sharp 325 chipper chain opened up my jeans and my epidermis a nice 3/16ths wide incision right down to my kneecap (I looked in and had a peek at it..... 8*, kneecaps are white just like any other bone....).

I walked up to the house and CL looked at me and my blood soaked pants with the big rip and said 'I think we better go to the hospital, I agreed after dropping my pants and looking at the bloody. leaky mess, filling my shoe rather quickly.......

I scraped the kneecap a bit and nicked a tendon but all in all doing fine on  antibiotcs.  I can't swim for 14 days (stitches have to stay in for 2 weeks) and it has to be redressed after I shower every day and it itches like heck but really no pain, just a bit sore.  Nothing internal (other than scaping the kneecap and just knicking a tendon, everything works (made sure of that walking to the house prior to).

Interestingly in the ER when the doctor stitched me, other than just a tiny bit of lanacane (or something like that injected), I felt nothing, guess there are no nerve endings in your kneecap area.  I didn't watch but CL did.  She (ER Doctor) commented that the 'incision' was very clean, to which I replied that I had just dressed the chain.  Only had to remove a tiny bit of meat to get it to close right up, I'm sure I'll have a nice reminder of my inattentiveness.

I'm hobbling around like Chester in Gunsmoke now with strict orders that I cannot even start a chainsaw until my birthday present arrives, a pair of Kevlar Competition Chaps (7 layers of Kevlar for this old, not too observant idiot).

Could have paniked and called 911 (and then you'd have heard it on the scanner) but CL kept her head and drove me (leaking all over the car) to the ER.

In retrospect, the chaps would have been a lot cheaper.  We have really good healthcare but I imagine that little fiasco will cost me about 300 bucks, give or take....
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 29, 2014, 08:03:46 AM
Spider bites can be life threatening.  You know who got bit by a Brown Recluse a couple years ago and the BR's bite secretes something that causes your skin to rot off.  She had to go to the doctor and get antibiotics.  She didn't rot away, still here taking care of me....and I need it.

Least you didn't hear me on the scanner yesterday morning.  I tried real hard to cut off my leg (at the knee) with my trusty Stihl chainsaw (that I just conveniently sharpened).

I'm sporting 25 really neat stitches across my kneecap and down the inside of my thigh.  Set the saw on my leg (with my leg on a log) but forgot to engage the chain brake and that real sharp 325 chipper chain opened up my jeans and my epidermis a nice 3/16ths wide incision right down to my kneecap (I looked in and had a peek at it..... 8*, kneecaps are white just like any other bone....).

I walked up to the house and CL looked at me and my blood soaked pants with the big rip and said 'I think we better go to the hospital, I agreed after dropping my pants and looking at the bloody. leaky mess, filling my shoe rather quickly.......

I scraped the kneecap a bit and nicked a tendon but all in all doing fine on  antibiotcs.  I can't swim for 14 days (stitches have to stay in for 2 weeks) and it has to be redressed after I shower every day and it itches like heck but really no pain, just a bit sore.  Nothing internal (other than scaping the kneecap and just knicking a tendon, everything works (made sure of that walking to the house prior to).

Interestingly in the ER when the doctor stitched me, other than just a tiny bit of lanacane (or something like that injected), I felt nothing, guess there are no nerve endings in your kneecap area.  I didn't watch but CL did.  She (ER Doctor) commented that the 'incision' was very clean, to which I replied that I had just dressed the chain.  Only had to remove a tiny bit of meat to get it to close right up, I'm sure I'll have a nice reminder of my inattentiveness.

I'm hobbling around like Chester in Gunsmoke now with strict orders that I cannot even start a chainsaw until my birthday present arrives, a pair of Kevlar Competition Chaps (7 layers of Kevlar for this old, not too observant idiot).

Could have paniked and called 911 (and then you'd have heard it on the scanner) but CL kept her head and drove me (leaking all over the car) to the ER.

In retrospect, the chaps would have been a lot cheaper.  We have really good healthcare but I imagine that little fiasco will cost me about 300 bucks, give or take....


I realize they can be dangerous however in all my years I've never responded to one as a first responder call.  I would guess most people are going to go to a doctor or hospital on their own.  Perhaps this person was having trouble breathing which would require a first responder call to the scene.  I didn't catch all the details...  just that it was a police unit calling in the request.

On the other hand, I would guess most people that attempt to install a new kneecap on their own are going to call for a first responder call :o :o :o  Sounds like it wouldn't have taken much for your incident to have been a lot more serious!

Your little corner of the world out there has been hopping the last 10 hours or so...

Somebody rolled their ATV last night around 10ish...   they gave your corner and the one west of you as crossroads but no address so I don't know exactly in that mile where it was.  It was another strange call in that the person calling it in didn't call 911 but rather called one of the Summerfield  firefighters who then called it in on his radio.  Maybe the person knew from experience the call would go to Lenawee county's central dispatch rather than Monroe's...   we run into that occasionally in south county. 

Then this morning between 5 & 6 I heard them give your road as a cross road on a call...   I don't remember the road it was on even or what the actual call was about...   I was still only part awake!

My son has a pair of these...

http://www.stihlusa.com/products/protective-and-work-wear/chain-saw-protective-apparel/wdcttrchaps/ (http://www.stihlusa.com/products/protective-and-work-wear/chain-saw-protective-apparel/wdcttrchaps/)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 29, 2014, 05:11:42 PM
I have strict orders from CL, no chainsaw until my 7 layer Kevlar chaps arrive.  She got me the competition chaps.  What sold her was a video of a full size chain saw, wide open, bar into the chap.  The saw stopped (clogged with Kevlar) and it didn't cut through the bottom layer.

At least I took a shower and she redressed to.  Same tonite.

On the other note, I heard the fire siren going off last night, whatever occured was close 'cause I could hear the sirens on the vehicles too.  I fugured someone blew their digits off with fireworks.

Spent the morning eradicating woodhogs and a coon.  Food for the 'yotes.  Dang coon died hard, they all do.  I used a small caliber pistol, in retrospect I should have used something a mght bigger like a 45 auto.  Life in the country, gotta love it.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on June 29, 2014, 06:53:37 PM
Safety First Flip!

 >:(

You need to hang up a sign by the road.

1 day since a lost time accident!

 ;)

You want me to be your Safety Rep and come out a chew you out and make you fill out a bunch of forms?

Kind of like what you do?

 ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on June 29, 2014, 11:16:22 PM
How did you ever miss hitting the Femoral Artery?
If you would have hit that you wouldn't have made it to the house.

I cut the tip of my thumb on a table saw at work a few months ago and left a trail of blood all the way to the sink until I could wrap it up. You must have left a couple of quarts across the yard.  :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on June 30, 2014, 08:17:18 AM
He's lucky the Femoral runs behind the knee...   

That knee cap really does "float" so you are lucky it's still in place!

All I did was scratch up my ankles using my chain saw - from the brush falling and of course I was stupid and wore "shorts"...   (it's just a small electric chainsaw and I was just trimming up branches above mowing height)

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 30, 2014, 08:19:52 AM
Safety First Flip!

 >:(

You need to hang up a sign by the road.

1 day since a lost time accident!

 ;)

You want me to be your Safety Rep and come out a chew you out and make you fill out a bunch of forms?

Kind of like what you do?

 ;D

I never tell my drivers I do as stupid stuff as they do.......lol....... ;D

Doing good this morning.  CL is taking good care of my dressing......  I'm dreading the stitches in a week and a half...

I'm not the only one with a slice across their knee....  Seems to be a popular cut with the chainsaw crowd, I know another guy who has the same 'tattoo' in the same spot.....

Chaps should arrive this week sometime (I hope), got trimming to do.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 30, 2014, 08:23:37 AM
How did you ever miss hitting the Femoral Artery?
If you would have hit that you wouldn't have made it to the house.

I cut the tip of my thumb on a table saw at work a few months ago and left a trail of blood all the way to the sink until I could wrap it up. You must have left a couple of quarts across the yard.  :o

Never knew where it was (read Proferssor's post) but I knew it was there...somewhere.  I leaked pretty good anyway.

Got all my digits (so far).  I use them regularly to count to 10.......
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 09, 2014, 12:13:28 PM
A rescue call on the golf course this morning...   a man having trouble breathing at the first tee...   not sure which course though but it was Bedford they sent.  There didn't seem to be too much radio traffic so he must have been ok.

I recall a call several years ago where they dispatched Whiteford and maybe Ottawa Lake to a call at one of the Sylvania courses along Alexis Road.  The entrance and everything is in Ohio but the course itself where the man had a heart attack was in Michigan.  It sounded like a lot of confusion and I don't think he survived either as they had to get a sheriff deputy to the scene too.  You'd think they'd have a FD access gate somewhere in Michigan...  probably would save 5 or more minutes of response time :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on July 11, 2014, 09:22:15 AM
Sounds like Tamaron - and they probably do have an access, but it's likely been so long, no one had the key or remembered where it was... 

I recall having a large "key ring" for various gates around town - and if the labeling wasn't done right - it was quicker to use the multipurpose entry tools we had available  ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 11, 2014, 09:40:34 AM
Sounds like Tamaron - and they probably do have an access, but it's likely been so long, no one had the key or remembered where it was... 

I recall having a large "key ring" for various gates around town - and if the labeling wasn't done right - it was quicker to use the multipurpose entry tools we had available  ;D


I have a pair of the 36" multipurpose entry tools I use quite regularly!

(http://www.seals.com/images/slider/Bolt-Cutters-03.jpg)


I always love how in the movies or on TV they just 'ram the gate' with the firetruck...

Ok, let's do the math...   $10 padlock, $3500 gate, $450,000 fire truck ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 12, 2014, 04:42:35 PM
Actually, the best method is to freeze the padlock shackle with a CO2 fire extingusher and tap it with a hammer.  It shatters btw.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 13, 2014, 08:05:04 AM
Actually, the best method is to freeze the padlock shackle with a CO2 fire extingusher and tap it with a hammer.  It shatters btw.

It's difficult to quick freeze the shackle without freezing whatever it's going through (isn't always just a chain)...  besides, it's more prudent to save the CO2 when you have to do an emergency 'cooling' operation on some beer ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 13, 2014, 12:33:05 PM
If quick entry means shattering the shackle too, so be it.  I don't consume beer so thats a non issue here.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on July 13, 2014, 01:21:47 PM
One of my more memorable calls
we had to use our "surgical" multipurpose entry tool -   at the Hospital.   

A young person had the chain link from a swing hook onto her Achilles tendon (the back of the heel)
- and the surgeon called for us and our "tools" 
I had a photo of it - but it's faded over the years (an old polaroid)

I have a pair of the 36" multipurpose entry tools I use quite regularly!

([url]http://www.seals.com/images/slider/Bolt-Cutters-03.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on July 13, 2014, 06:13:09 PM
That had to hurt a little.....

Did you do the cutting or did the Surgeon?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 13, 2014, 09:12:54 PM
One of my more memorable calls
we had to use our "surgical" multipurpose entry tool -   at the Hospital.   

A young person had the chain link from a swing hook onto her Achilles tendon (the back of the heel)
- and the surgeon called for us and our "tools" 
I had a photo of it - but it's faded over the years (an old polaroid)

Did they have an autoclave at the hospital big enough to sterilize them before they used them  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 13, 2014, 09:30:39 PM
It's a full moon...

it's even a 'super moon'...

I wonder if they make people 'loonier' than a normal full moon ??? ??? ???

There have been a lot of slightly strange rescue calls in the last couple of days :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 13, 2014, 09:37:51 PM
Did they have an autoclave at the hospital big enough to sterilize them before they used them  ??? ??? ???

Dip the end in unleaded regular and call it good.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on July 13, 2014, 10:18:55 PM
That had to hurt a little.....

Did you do the cutting or did the Surgeon?
I did the cutting -
I'm sure the Surgeon got the $$ however  ;D

We just wiped the cutting edges with alcohol - no sterilization
They had the little one pretty well draped with all those fancy towels so we didn't get em greasy.   
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 16, 2014, 07:48:01 AM
MonroeTown is already out on a call where someone backed into a gas meter on their home!  I have heard several of those calls in the last couple of months.  Have people forgotten how to drive (or at least back up) or have they just forgotten where their gas meter hangs :( :( :(

I remember a call many years ago where the homeowner was burning leaves in the fall.  He was out in a shallow ditch in front of his house and the fire got hot enough to melt the plastic service drop going into his house.  His pile of smoldering leaves suddenly turned into a large roaring fire!  He claimed he'd been burning leaves like that right there in the same spot for 20 years!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 16, 2014, 11:51:17 AM
Just heard the 2nd call within the last week or so for a person in a wheelchair that fell out of their chair on a Lake Erie transit bus!  I don't recall ever hearing one before so to hear two this close together makes me wonder what's going on 8* 8* 8*

I'm guessing the bus drivers will be doing some remedial training in the next couple of weeks! 

For the record this call now is just for a lift assist and they're saying "no injuries"...

I don't recall the details on the first one although it sounded like there may have been an injury for that one.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 16, 2014, 09:19:21 PM
'Rock'in and Roll'in on the LET bus.

IMO, a wheelchair with an occupant, not secured on any transit bus would be a loose cannon, especially with the crazy dtivers out there in Monroeland.

In the back of the bus, driver makes a panic stop and the chair and occupant goes through the windshield....  just say'in. :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 16, 2014, 09:23:42 PM
Gives new meaning to the old truck driver saying..."First on the scene with the radiator cap..... (in a cabover wreck).
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 21, 2014, 08:29:21 AM
If you're trying to get to Dundee this morning (or I suppose if you're in Dundee and trying to get to Monroe) M-50 is closed between the Kroger store and Dixon Road.  Several power poles down with the transformers on the ground!  I didn't hear what happened to knock them down but you'll have to find an alternative route.  Probably Dixon to Wells Road and then north and it turns into Oak street.

At least you can stop at Schultzs' farm stand get some sweet corn while you're making the detour ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 21, 2014, 08:53:17 AM
Similar info from the MonroeNews...

except they left out the info on the detour and the sweet corn ;D ;D ;D

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/jul/21/transformer-fire-causes-road-closure-dundee/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/jul/21/transformer-fire-causes-road-closure-dundee/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 22, 2014, 10:19:36 AM
Last night (probably around 7 but there was so much else going on I kind of lost track of times) Dundee FD was dispatched back out to the site of the original transformer fires yesterday morning.  Apparently there was another one burning last night.  It wasn't clear if it was a different one or one that DTE replaced yesterday!

Wondering if someone has a large 'grow' operation going on in the immediate area ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 26, 2014, 09:15:16 AM
How does a fuel tank just 'fall off' a semi tractor? 

Just happened on Dunbar just east of Dixie...  sounds like it must be by the cement plant but they didn't say whose semi it is.  Doesn't sound like any other problem other than the tank is off the truck and laying in the road and leaking :( :( :(
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 26, 2014, 09:18:40 AM
It's at the other end of the block close to the old entrance to the quarry.  Fuel is running into the storm drain.  No word yet if it's diesel or gasoline though.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 26, 2014, 09:21:17 AM
It's a 163 gallon tank and it 'was' full and a 'substantial' amount has leaked out of the tank already!  I wonder where that storm drain runs to?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 26, 2014, 10:18:39 AM
It's a 163 gallon tank and it 'was' full and a 'substantial' amount has leaked out of the tank already!  I wonder where that storm drain runs to?

The road commission will be there 'eventually' to sand the road...

sounds like they finally have figured out which drain that catch basin drains to...

the trucking company is getting an Environmental company lined up to handle the clean up!

I sure do hope their insurance was up to date :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 27, 2014, 08:34:53 AM
I wonder if the professor is playing golf in Dundee this morning?

Dundee FD is out on a rescue call for a man struck by a golf ball :o :o :o

I'm not a golfer so don't have any idea what the odds are of that happening but for as many golf courses as there are in the area you don't hear many calls for it.  I hear more for possible heart attacks I think. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 27, 2014, 08:37:32 AM
The road commission will be there 'eventually' to sand the road...

sounds like they finally have figured out which drain that catch basin drains to...

the trucking company is getting an Environmental company lined up to handle the clean up!

I sure do hope their insurance was up to date :o :o :o

We drove down Dunbar last night and you could see all the 'kitty litter' stains on the road and it was right next to a catch basin for the storm drain.  I could smell diesel fuel in the air too!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on July 27, 2014, 09:27:50 AM
I wonder if the professor is playing golf in Dundee this morning?

Dundee FD is out on a rescue call for a man struck by a golf ball :o :o :o

I'm not a golfer so don't have any idea what the odds are of that happening but for as many golf courses as there are in the area you don't hear many calls for it.  I hear more for possible heart attacks I think.

My guess would be, especially since Prof has had back to back holes in one displaying accuracy, that he hit Brian B since they have been sparring on here regarding City politics.  They have been known to be on the same course at the same time.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on July 27, 2014, 10:25:06 AM
My guess would be, especially since Prof has had back to back holes in one displaying accuracy, that he hit Brian B since they have been sparring on here regarding City politics.  They have been known to be on the same course at the same time.

Since they are partners it would have to be an assault with a club wouldn't it?

That would be counterproductive to winning a league.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on July 27, 2014, 10:31:04 AM
Come on now......watch how those two spar on here, one is just as competitive as the other.  I'm thinking a round of golf between those two more resembles a Texas Death Match as seen on the wrestling channel. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on July 27, 2014, 01:15:38 PM
Come on now......watch how those two spar on here, one is just as competitive as the other.  I'm thinking a round of golf between those two more resembles a Texas Death Match as seen on the wrestling channel.

I'm guessing when they are playing they are giving it to their opponents?

 ;D

I would say Prof and Brian are pretty good friends.....

Just like Ron Reagan and Tip O'Neal.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on July 27, 2014, 01:42:44 PM
I'm guessing when they are playing they are giving it to their opponents?

 ;D

I would say Prof and Brian are pretty good friends.....

Just like Ron Reagan and Tip O'Neal.

LOL   enjoy the comments...

Brian and I are not all that far apart in politics for the most part - and we have an agreement,
no discussions on the golf course :-)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Maverick on July 27, 2014, 01:51:45 PM
Classic example of how to each have your own opinion and still be friends. Maybe you guys could share a little of what you are smoking with the rest of us !
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on July 27, 2014, 02:02:21 PM
LOL   enjoy the comments...

Brian and I are not all that far apart in politics for the most part - and we have an agreement,
no discussions on the golf course :-)

He told me that agreement was made in order to guarantee you wouldn't feel a 3 iron on your knee during your back swing.

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on July 27, 2014, 04:22:56 PM
Classic example of how to each have your own opinion and still be friends. Maybe you guys could share a little of what you are smoking with the rest of us !

It's healthy to have your own opinions, and be able to debate them with some passion and knowledge.
It's even healthier to share some laughs -
We don't share our drinks however - we are opposites on what a good drink is  :-)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 01, 2014, 11:22:42 AM
Heard a couple of 'interesting' conversations on the scanner this week from out at the fairgrounds...

Cars were parked 'triple deep' in a couple of different rows... 

I'd definitely be ticked if I got back to my car after a long day and discovered I was blocked in ;) ;) ;)  Eventually several cars were towed and quite a bit later I heard someone wanting to know where they ended up because someone was still missing their car!

Then last night someone was flying a drone out there...  I hope they have lots of liability insurance if it comes down in a crowd!!!

Right now there is a water rescue going on about a mile out from the mouth of the River Raisin...

someone fell out of their kayak and is now hanging onto one of the buoys...

maybe they shouldn't have been out quite that far in a kayak :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 01, 2014, 11:29:18 AM
The 'victim' has been found but doesn't want to be rescued...

he would just like a little assistance getting back into his kayak :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 02, 2014, 09:24:16 PM
It was the typical mixture of minor rescue calls and lost kids (or is the parents that were lost?) at the fairgrounds today. 

City FD had a rescue call at the County Jail this afternoon...

a guy walked in and said he wanted to turn himself in on an outstanding warrant...

then he said "by the way, I just took 12 xanax"!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on August 02, 2014, 09:56:42 PM
Put him in a cell and leave him alone for a couple of days.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on August 02, 2014, 10:07:19 PM
Maybe give him a few Valiums for a few days from now?

You have to be humanitarian about these things.....

Maybe Dr Linares can help him through this.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 06, 2014, 01:29:26 PM
Here's a new one on me...

A man just got hit in the head by a remote control airplane at the flying club out on Minx and Rauch...

I would predict that once everyone has a drone or two this will probably become a much more common type of call :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on August 06, 2014, 04:30:42 PM
I can't imagine that not doing some significant damage, even at landing speed unless he was coasting it in.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 06, 2014, 04:34:19 PM
I can't imagine that not doing some significant damage, even at landing speed unless he was coasting it in.

I had to go outside so didn't end up hearing any details...

hopefully it wasn't too serious!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: rwwjr on August 10, 2014, 10:12:28 PM
Just heard a bevy of fire depts paged out to cinemas at the mall for, get this, a movie screen on fire!!!  Fire was out but all depts were released, with Frenchtown venting smoke from building
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on August 10, 2014, 10:15:19 PM
How does that happen?

Any theories?

 :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on August 10, 2014, 10:17:52 PM
Didn't they just remodel them?

Should have been up to code.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 11, 2014, 08:11:58 AM
Just heard a bevy of fire depts paged out to cinemas at the mall for, get this, a movie screen on fire!!!  Fire was out but all depts were released, with Frenchtown venting smoke from building


I was going to ask you how many a 'bevy' was but found the answer... 



Quote
Twelve other departments initially were called to the scene but sent back to their stations when firefighters determined only the speaker was on fire..

Read more at: [url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/aug/11/speaker-fire-mall-extinguished/[/url] ([url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/aug/11/speaker-fire-mall-extinguished/[/url])
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 11, 2014, 08:24:21 AM
Be careful if you're driving on Telegraph this morning south of Albain Rd....

They had to evacuate the Rainbow Clinic for the smell of natural gas so I'm thinking there's going to be a lot of 'frustrated' customers this morning :( :( :(
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Debimark on August 11, 2014, 08:29:56 AM
And the noxious fumes of Natural gas differ in what way from...............Oh, nevermind.

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 11, 2014, 08:38:52 AM
And the noxious fumes of Natural gas differ in what way from...............Oh, nevermind.

Well, for one, they (usually) linger longer...

get stronger as you approach the source (again, assuming in your case that the 'source' didn't immediately exit the building)...

Frequently able to verify audibly or visually in some manner!

In this case MonroeTown responders did indicate shortly after they arrived that they had located the 'source' and they requested MGU (as opposed to a sheriff deputy) :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on August 11, 2014, 10:04:44 AM
Be careful if you're driving on Telegraph this morning south of Albain Rd....

They had to evacuate the Rainbow Clinic for the smell of natural gas so I'm thinking there's going to be a lot of 'frustrated' customers this morning :( :( :(

I thought the Rainbow "clinic" was in Toledo in front of the bowling alley...   ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 11, 2014, 10:08:11 AM
A brush fire behind the Lambertville fire station during a rain storm :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 15, 2014, 02:13:21 AM
I thought the Rainbow "clinic" was in Toledo in front of the bowling alley...   ;D

Isn't the 'Rainbow Clinic' the place they shut down on Airport Highway for giving intimate massages? ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on August 15, 2014, 08:07:44 AM

They relieve a different kind of pain from the other clinics  ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on August 15, 2014, 08:18:44 AM
I've always preferred the natural methods of pain relief.   ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Frenchfry on August 15, 2014, 02:01:11 PM
Didn't hear what was happening on the scanner but around 10:30 or so this morning...a MCSD, in a black car, screamed by with the throttle wide open.

That type of action is usually reserved for officer down situations.

So I wonder...what happened?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 19, 2014, 03:26:17 PM
Didn't hear what was happening on the scanner but around 10:30 or so this morning...a MCSD, in a black car, screamed by with the throttle wide open.

That type of action is usually reserved for officer down situations.

So I wonder...what happened?

He probably heard they were almost out of jelly donuts at Monica's ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 19, 2014, 03:30:52 PM
The entire county is under a sever thunderstorm warning until 9pm.  Heard that on the scanner and the MonroeNews put out a tweet with similar info.

Also:

(http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0467_radar_init_resize.gif)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 20, 2014, 04:22:09 PM
There have been power line down and transformer issues all over the county today but Frenchtown has had several runs for major transformer issues.  One at Telegraph and Stewart and now on N. Monroe St. by Cheers (former Frenchtown Liquor) it sounds like.  One responder commented "it looks like the excavator hit it"!!!

Just checked the DTE outage map and there is a huge area out of power along Monroe street from just north of the river all the way to Hurd Road!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 20, 2014, 05:39:40 PM
Whrn I came home late last night, there was numerous DTE trucks at Ida West and Summerfield Road.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 20, 2014, 05:40:47 PM
It came down south of Toledo and all the way to Butler, Indiana yesterday evening.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 21, 2014, 11:01:19 AM
Whrn I came home late last night, there was numerous DTE trucks at Ida West and Summerfield Road.

One of the first casualties I heard on the scanner was a tree down on 'Old' Ida Center road...   that's the little one block long or so stretch off of Wells Rd...

Then later in the night (well after dark) a vehicle 'ran into' the tree...

ok, we know it had fallen at least a couple of hours earlier...

let's figure this out...   

you're driving on a stretch of road that you shouldn't be going very fast on in the first place...

there's been a nasty wind storm in the last few hours...

it's dark out...

maybe you should 'slow down' just in case :o :o :o

It didn't sound like anyone was hurt but central did say the car was "up on the tree"...

maybe if they can't drive any better than that they should just leave it "up on the tree" :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on August 21, 2014, 03:43:32 PM
They were probably checking their storm tracker "app"  or reading a "txt"... 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on October 08, 2014, 08:35:02 AM
Frenchtown FD is trying to figure out how to get rid of a dead horse this morning.  Apparently a vehicle hit the horse earlier (no injuries reported to the driver) this morning and the horse ended up on in a ditch alongside Williams road.  Animal control doesn't deal with horses and apparently since it's out of the roadway the best the road commission will do is send a loader to load it for the owner once they are located. 

Frenchtown had the 'strange call' of the day yesterday too...   it's the time of year that all the fire hydrants have to be inspected and pumped out to make sure they don't freeze up during the winter.  In Frenchtown their FD performs this function so easy to hear their ongoing 'discussion' on the scanner.  Out on LaSalle road there is actually an entire hydrant that is missing!!!  They could find where it 'should be' easy enough but there is damage to the pipe where the hydrant was attached and the entire hydrant is MIA :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 08, 2014, 10:09:26 AM
So, BRD, how did your 'taters' do?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on October 08, 2014, 10:44:56 AM
So, BRD, how did your 'taters' do?

We had some for dinner just last night.  I've got pictures I'll post over in the garden thread 'one of these days' ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 08, 2014, 05:08:20 PM
I dug about a half ton...... ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Maverick on October 08, 2014, 06:43:10 PM
Shouldn't this be in the Tator thread ?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: livewire on October 08, 2014, 07:07:26 PM
They call me...


Tater salad!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 08, 2014, 08:27:29 PM
Shouldn't this be in the Tator thread ?

Is there a tater threead?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Maverick on October 08, 2014, 11:00:06 PM
Should be. Who wouldn't want to talk about Taters ?

Maybe we could make it interesting and see how many articles about Taters we could copy and paste ?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 08, 2014, 11:05:26 PM
In elementary school, there was a kid named Thomas Tater........ ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 08, 2014, 11:10:34 PM
Actually, I'd rather talk about hay, especially the hay behind the house that I've been moving about for the last week.  It's called 'high mileage' hay....  I've raked it at least 6 times now.  So close to the barn I won't let it get moldy....  One more nice day and I'll roll it up.  Not too green anymore but not nasty either.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 04, 2014, 03:23:46 PM
They're doing a seat belt enforcement somewhere (I just walked inside so didn't hear where) in the county...  they just stopped some gal whose license was expired from 3 years ago :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on November 04, 2014, 07:17:56 PM
They're doing a seat belt enforcement somewhere (I just walked inside so didn't hear where) in the county...  they just stopped some gal whose license was expired from 3 years ago :o :o :o

I hope they only gave her a warning - if she was on her way to vote that is.

 ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 04, 2014, 08:07:57 PM
..............a super short dress and long shapely legs goes a long way to avoiding a citation........ ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on November 07, 2014, 11:53:39 AM
..............a super short dress and long shapely legs goes a long way to avoiding a citation........ ;D
You've tried that?   :o  ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 07, 2014, 12:39:22 PM
You've tried that?   :o  ;D

Smart Arse
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on November 07, 2014, 06:35:07 PM
I don't think Flip has the legs to pull it off.

However - to each their own.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 07, 2014, 06:43:40 PM
Don't believe so either....... ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 11, 2014, 06:44:01 AM
Ida Fire (and so far Summerfield and LMR) are out on a silo fire right now.  Many years ago our township fire chief (where I was born and grew up) was killed fighting a 'Harvestore' fire (they're the blue glass lined silos that got real popular about that time).  After that fire they actually re-wrote 'the book' on fighting Harvestore type fires.

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 11, 2014, 07:18:03 AM
Sounds like the fire in Ida is under control...   just as a news crew showed up so no blazing fire to see on the noon news ;) ;) ;)

They also had Bedford township FD on 'standby' and have released them.

I looked on Google street maps and don't see any tall silos at the location although it looks like there are a few big round grain bins. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 11, 2014, 07:20:29 AM
Just saw this pop up on Twitter...

they have their 'flames' superimposed in the wrong location though ;D ;D ;D

http://www.13abc.com/story/27351470/crews-from-multiple-agencies-respond-to-silo-fire (http://www.13abc.com/story/27351470/crews-from-multiple-agencies-respond-to-silo-fire)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 11, 2014, 07:44:55 AM
More from 13ABC Twitter feed:

Quote
Ida Volunteer Firefighters draining grain out of silo after it caught fire. No damages to silo or corn.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2KTfmwIAAIU8JW.jpg)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 11, 2014, 03:07:19 PM
I don't expect news pople to know the difference betweem a grain bin and a silo....lol

Put in in wet and it gets hot and combusts......  (sounds like sex don't it?????)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 11, 2014, 04:52:44 PM
I don't expect news pople to know the difference betweem a grain bin and a silo....lol

Put in in wet and it gets hot and combusts......  (sounds like sex don't it?????)

Actually the reference to it being a silo fire was from central dispatch...  originally it was dispatched as a 'structure' fire...   which, technically a grain bin is a structure.  Then when they were sending Summerfield and LMR they called it a silo fire.  I couldn't picture any silos where they were saying it was so I looked on Google Streetview and could see several grain bins but no silos...  so unless they had built a silo since Google took pictures I was pretty sure it was a grain bin...   then I saw the picture from 13ABC that I posted.  Actually, in this particular case, the 'newsgal' would absolutely know the difference...   she's McKenzie Kuehlein (hope I spelled both names right) and she grew up in Raisinville on a farm!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 11, 2014, 05:06:25 PM
I happened to be back in the house later in the morning and heard Ida FD was requesting Summerfield to return to the scene with a tanker so they could make more foam.  They said they had most of the grain unloaded from the bin and it was starting to come out hot so they knew the 'hot stuff' was about down to the bottom!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 11, 2014, 05:34:53 PM
Here's the updated article on the fire from the MonroeNews...

and they're still referring to it as a 'silo' ;D ;D ;D

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/nov/11/fire-crews-respond-ida-silo-fire/?police-and-fire (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/nov/11/fire-crews-respond-ida-silo-fire/?police-and-fire)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 21, 2014, 10:46:07 AM
City fire had a rescue call at 'the Y' earlier...

in the whirlpool...   72 yr old male...

anyone know how old Jan Jay is :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: rwwjr on November 21, 2014, 07:20:23 PM
Ran to the "Y" many times in my career, several to the  whirlpool, or the locker room
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 22, 2014, 09:01:28 AM
Ran to the "Y" many times in my career, several to the  whirlpool, or the locker room

I did hear dispatch say to use the locker room entrance!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 02, 2014, 07:07:37 PM
I just heard a 'new' twist on a dispatch for a city rescue...

Central listed a few symptoms which included severe vomiting and then added:  "the victim has NOT been out of the country"...

must be some new protocol....   

perhaps from all the Ebola fear :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on December 02, 2014, 10:34:07 PM
Hadn't heard that - but it does make some sense with the hospitals in the area spending MILLIONS on training and equipment -

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 03, 2014, 08:26:54 AM
Hadn't heard that - but it does make some sense with the hospitals in the area spending MILLIONS on training and equipment -

I wonder how much of that MILLIONS ended up on first responder vehicles?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on December 03, 2014, 09:31:51 AM
They either have it or they don't...   it's called Haz Mat full protective suits

The City used to have a trailer for haz mat but I'm sure that all was given away in the fire sale when they transitioned away from fire services to save the police staffing...   I see some CERT team ended up with their ALS transport units
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on December 03, 2014, 10:01:30 AM
As a side - you are more apt to have a HAZ MAT incident than Ebola, so the training isn't for naught...  and now all the first responders need to do if they have one is call for the hospitals team  ;)

But in reality you just hope that Toledo or Western Wayne County will be able and willing to assist... Monroe County has no Haz Mat team
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 16, 2014, 09:08:39 AM
MonroeTown is responding right now (at normal traffic) to a call of a tree on fire...

in the middle of the Carrington Golf Course...

in the pouring rain!!! 

 :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 16, 2014, 09:19:17 AM
Turned out to be a controlled burn of a brush pile behind the maintenance building. 

Sounds like they picked the perfect day to burn it...

they just neglected to get a burning permit :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: NewDawn on December 19, 2014, 08:08:18 AM
I have seen all over Facebook, of two men hiding out in the woman's bathroom, at Meijer. It happened last Friday around 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Does anyone remember hearing anything on the scanners about this??
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 19, 2014, 10:15:46 AM
I have seen all over Facebook, of two men hiding out in the woman's bathroom, at Meijer. It happened last Friday around 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Does anyone remember hearing anything on the scanners about this??

Sorry NewDawn but I didn't hear anything on it.  That is definitely one I would have posted if I'd heard anything.

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 24, 2014, 07:13:31 PM
I heard this rescue dispatched this afternoon abut 2:45.

The original dispatch said a city police car had rolled over on I-75 at Front St.  Then as units were responding central dispatch said the car was on Front St. under the freeway. 

Looking at the photo it doesn't look like there was a rollover involved...

just a bridge abutment that jumped out in front of a patrol car :o :o :o

(http://monroenews.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2014/12/24/police_1224_alex_1_t1200.JPG?57a0c2296240c280e9492005c3cad63e7cbe80f4)

above photo from related article at:

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/dec/24/monroe-police-officer-injured-crash/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/dec/24/monroe-police-officer-injured-crash/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on December 24, 2014, 07:40:12 PM
I figured it was just a matter of time before one of those regular Firefighters would wreck a police squad car.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 24, 2014, 10:59:21 PM
As I stated on another thread, in this case I know the officer and Josh is a straight up guy.  I've known Josh for years.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on December 25, 2014, 09:13:50 AM
As I stated on another thread, in this case I know the officer and Josh is a straight up guy.  I've known Josh for years.
I've known him and agree he is a great guy as well,
and as long as he wasn't hurt... 
I may have a little fun with this  ;)

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on December 25, 2014, 09:35:02 AM
I may have a little fun with this  ;)

I'm shocked you haven't already......especially after my set up just for you regarding FF not having the ability to drive squad cars.   ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on December 25, 2014, 10:46:42 AM
I'm shocked you haven't already......especially after my set up just for you regarding FF not having the ability to drive squad cars.   ;D
Well okay just this once  ;D

I think one of the first test you need to drive a Fire Truck is -
 can you drive under a bridge,   
He must have been studying the book while driving, eating a donut, and txting - all while holding a cup of hot McDonalds coffee between his knees...   

And I'm sure the report will include - a (dog/deer/rabbit/cat) ran out in front of me  ;D

Again glad he wasn't injured seriously!  I'm sure he will get lots more ribbing
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 25, 2014, 11:55:57 AM
I've known him and agree he is a great guy as well,
and as long as he wasn't hurt... 
I may have a little fun with this  ;)

I will too, at the opportune time....lol
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 25, 2014, 09:55:33 PM
Here's a short video from the scene of the 'crash':

http://www.13abc.com/story/27704187/monroe-police-officer-injured-in-crash (http://www.13abc.com/story/27704187/monroe-police-officer-injured-in-crash)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on December 25, 2014, 10:16:01 PM
I see the airbag did go off... 

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on December 26, 2014, 07:40:31 AM
Hummm......the bag did fill, but it still appears his head hit the windshield since it was shattered right above the steering wheel.  The bag should have protected from that.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 26, 2014, 08:25:07 AM
Hummm......the bag did fill, but it still appears his head hit the windshield since it was shattered right above the steering wheel.  The bag should have protected from that.

I noticed the windshield 'hit' too...   thought that appeared odd :-\ :-\ :-\

You can see how much water is on the pavement in the video.  He couldn't have been going very fast even if he was in 'hot pursuit'!

It's also curious that the original call was for a 'rollover' and that it was 'on' the freeway (rather than under it)....  but I also realize it can at times be very difficult for the 911 operators to get factual information from callers!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 26, 2014, 08:41:18 AM
Firefighters and first responders (city and pretty much county wide) and MCA staff sure didn't get much of a day off yesterday.  Numerous rescue calls...   at least one was at the same home twice! 

A crash in the mid afternoon on Telegraph near Newport Road with one of the drivers reported doing some crazy stuff after the crash...  makes me wonder what they may have been doing 'before' the crash ??? ??? ???

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/dec/25/2-injured-car-crash-telegraph-rd/ (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/dec/25/2-injured-car-crash-telegraph-rd/)

Then last night LaSalle (mutual aid from MonroeTown FD) had a 'garage' fire (the short news release doesn't mention that it was an attached garage)  Even though they got a pretty decent 'stop' on the fire the house had a lot of damage. 

I also heard them respond back again later in the night (I 'sort of' heard it but don't even remember the time or how long they were there).

I just went to post the link to the article and I see it's been updated while I was posting the above...

unless one 'cuts and pastes' the entire article they're always subject to change 'after the fact'...

off topic but that is one very valid concern many have with posting 'legal' notices online...   

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/dec/26/garage-catches-fire-lasalle/ (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/dec/26/garage-catches-fire-lasalle/)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 26, 2014, 06:51:36 PM
Hummm......the bag did fill, but it still appears his head hit the windshield since it was shattered right above the steering wheel.  The bag should have protected from that.

Josh has been told before...that he has a big head..... ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on December 26, 2014, 10:51:35 PM
Hummm......the bag did fill, but it still appears his head hit the windshield since it was shattered right above the steering wheel.  The bag should have protected from that.
I disagree - the airbags when fully inflated will cause the windshield to break in that  area - a head through the windshield would have been a much smaller circle. 
Besides we all know he was wearing a seat belt now don't we  ;)


you'll note the driver side didn't deploy so he didn't have anyone sitting in that seat doing anything that could have caused him to be distracted   ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on December 27, 2014, 07:27:47 AM
That is the case for the passenger side air bag Prof.  The hinged door under the skin, or weakened point on an uncovered instrument panel will hit the windshield.  The driver side however is embedded in the steering wheel and I'm not sure I've seen those bags contact the windshield unless the occupant's momentum pushes the bag into the windshield.  The intended protection zones are different from passenger to driver side.

I suppose it could happen, but generally isn't the designed inflated direction out of the steering wheel.  That one is to go rearward in vehicle to keep from crushing ribs and lungs.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on December 27, 2014, 02:14:47 PM
The only other logical explanation is the bridge abutment pushed the hood of the car into the windshield - causing that low glass breakage on only the driver side?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on December 27, 2014, 08:12:51 PM
Possible perhaps......I froze the frame showing looking through the driver door and really can't tell.  Looks like the approximate spot the head would hit.

http://www.13abc.com/story/27704187/monroe-police-officer-injured-in-crash (http://www.13abc.com/story/27704187/monroe-police-officer-injured-in-crash)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on December 27, 2014, 10:10:41 PM
Possible perhaps......I froze the frame showing looking through the driver door and really can't tell.  Looks like the approximate spot the head would hit.

[url]http://www.13abc.com/story/27704187/monroe-police-officer-injured-in-crash[/url] ([url]http://www.13abc.com/story/27704187/monroe-police-officer-injured-in-crash[/url])


So you're saying the airbag failed? - otherwise how could a passenger get to the low side of the front windshield...
 across the steering wheel and airbag
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 28, 2014, 04:48:06 AM
Possibilities...

I agree the windshield appears damaged only on the driver's side...   could it have come from an external impact... 

maybe someone tossed something off the overpass...  maybe that is why he was in the area in the first place...   with the fine condition our bridges and roads are in did a big truck above on the roadway lose something or throw a piece of the roadway ??? ??? ???

Or, if the impact occurred when steering wheel was at 180 (or approximately) degrees from straight ahead would the airbag have a more directional (and upward) force :-\ :-\ :-\

Did the driver possibly have something in his hand (an insulated coffee mug for example [I doubt a donut would have caused that much damage]) ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 28, 2014, 05:41:57 AM
So you're saying the airbag failed? - otherwise how could a passenger get to the low side of the front windshield...
 across the steering wheel and airbag

Most of the police vehicles I'm familiar with have a computer mounted between the driver's seat and a passenger seat so it would be even more difficult for anything to get across there...

or perhaps the airbag hit something over there which hit the windshield.  We're not getting a real clear view of the windshield damage to say the least.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on December 28, 2014, 07:11:46 AM
So you're saying the airbag failed? - otherwise how could a passenger get to the low side of the front windshield...
 across the steering wheel and airbag

I just don't know Prof......it just looks odd to me and I can't figure out if it is a system failure where the bag deployment was delayed, or to BRD's point of something else in that cockpit hitting it or even something in his hand.  The coincidental part that confuses me is that the center point of that shatter is just about where the driver's head would hit......which if is the case then there was a delay in getting the bag to break through the wheel cover material to protect the driver.   
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on December 28, 2014, 09:02:56 AM
I'm sure the "NEWS" will follow up...   

it would seem logical for them to request a copy of the accident report
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 29, 2014, 08:31:58 AM
I just don't know Prof......it just looks odd to me and I can't figure out if it is a system failure where the bag deployment was delayed, or to BRD's point of something else in that cockpit hitting it or even something in his hand.  The coincidental part that confuses me is that the center point of that shatter is just about where the driver's head would hit......which if is the case then there was a delay in getting the bag to break through the wheel cover material to protect the driver.   

One possibility we've overlooked...

the airbag didn't deploy during the original impact... 

may have been set off after the fact...

all we know for sure is that it had deployed by the time the 13ABC News truck was there!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 29, 2014, 10:27:23 AM
Here's one I don't hear very often...

Estral Beach FD is on a rescue call and asked the ETA of the responding ambulance...

Central responded there were NO ambulances available at this time and that MCA was trying to scramble a unit from 'somewhere' (I couldn't hear it real clear but that is frequently from Toledo or other out of county unit) :( :( :(

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on December 29, 2014, 11:08:40 AM
Here's one I don't hear very often...

Estral Beach FD is on a rescue call and asked the ETA of the responding ambulance...

Central responded there were NO ambulances available at this time and that MCA was trying to scramble a unit from 'somewhere' (I couldn't hear it real clear but that is frequently from Toledo or other out of county unit) :( :( :(


That and the long response times is what led to MFD doing their own transports...   When you have a Monopoly on the Transports, and Emergencies - you are going to have this from time to time as they are constantly shuffling units around.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on January 01, 2015, 02:58:02 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/p180x540/10346199_10204456038299732_3982198212574838545_n.jpg?oh=f0bf120a5a8a91000b69b01a6727c544&oe=552EBEC9&__gda__=1430120306_55e066b962d56a68ebcf2f80c10ab669)
About 4am - while Romulus Fire was on scene of another accident on 94 near 275
someone ran into the truck with red flashinig lights...

This is why Firefighters block a lane with their vehicles - no firefighters were killed - but the driver was lifeflighted... 
brings to mind when cops a few years back arrest a fire captain for not moving the firetruck. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 01, 2015, 10:11:33 PM
Nice....

If 't's on a Freightliner chassis chances are, we'll fix it.  We got one sitting out back right now from another wreck down in Ohio that I have to take to Omni.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 03, 2015, 07:55:50 AM
The roads have been pretty 'clear sailing' for the last month so people have forgotten how to drive again!

I listened to the scanner this morning and you could just hear the storm moving north along 23 on the west side of the county as one crash after another was called in. 

Then about a half hour ago it started working it's way north on 75 down by the state line...

just now heard one dispatched at mm 9 in LaSalle!

It usually gets real interesting when it makes it up to the 75-275 split!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 03, 2015, 08:17:23 AM
and right on cue...

a roll over crash on 75 near the 5 mm...   

all 3 lanes are blocked at this time (at least that should slow some of the other drivers down)!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 03, 2015, 08:31:28 AM
A tweet from MDOT:

Quote
MDOT - Metro Detroit ‏@MDOT_MetroDet
Total Closure
Route: I-75 After Erie Rd at Bay Creek Rd
Direction: Southbound
Lanes Affected: all lanes
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 03, 2015, 08:34:24 AM
We've had some light rain recently...

when my wife went to work at 5ish the roads were dry.

I'm showing 31 degrees on one thermometer and 32 on another...

so things are going to be slippery :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on January 03, 2015, 08:53:39 AM
Yea, I just did the "Sadie Test" for ice conditions.

Through her ball off the back deck and she bustedherass going after it.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: CatLady on January 03, 2015, 08:56:26 AM
Let the dog out about an hour ago.  She stepped on the ramp and slid all the way to the bottom!  We have freezing mist at the moment.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 03, 2015, 09:02:39 AM
Let the dog out about an hour ago.  She stepped on the ramp and slid all the way to the bottom!  We have freezing mist at the moment.

Our dogs were out about 4 before it started raining but they've been asking to go out so I guess I'll have to let them go!!!  We have a ramp for the BRD (her hips have really been bothering her the last year or so) so I know what you mean about watching them slide down!!! 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on January 03, 2015, 09:37:36 AM
I see cars driving slow by my house and I always wonder why...  I guess this Morning it was because of icy roads.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on January 03, 2015, 09:42:09 AM
Don't fret,  The salt trucks will be around soon.  Bawahaaaaahaaa
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 03, 2015, 10:33:10 AM
I see cars driving slow by my house and I always wonder why...  I guess this Morning it was because of icy roads.

They're driving pretty slow by here this morning! 

Don't fret,  The salt trucks will be around soon.  Bawahaaaaahaaa

I'm still waiting for one to go by here blue2 ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 03, 2015, 03:13:36 PM
It sounded like the crazy crashes were slowing down but they just dispatched LaSalle to a two vehicle crash on Dixie in front of Roselawn...   there have been some nasty crashes there over the years :( :( :(

And Ash Twsp. is out on a 'fully involved' mobile home fire in one of the parks... 

the ice can make for some nasty footing trying to work around a fire scene today :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 03, 2015, 03:32:19 PM
And now the city has just been dispatched to a crash at the 13 mm on 75...

What part of 'slow down' don't drivers understand 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 03, 2015, 03:37:43 PM
And since the city FD is fully committed to the crash on 75 they've got MonroeTown running their rescue call...
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 03, 2015, 03:41:14 PM
Guess that will be callS... 

It seems like when it rains it pours (literally today)...

and the ambulance for the 2nd city call (on S. Custer at Fox) has to travel from Telegraph and Sterns!!!

Finally a city police car also responded to the first city call on Hubble!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 03, 2015, 06:54:06 PM
Article about the fire in Carleton this afternoon:

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jan/03/house-fire-reported-ash-township/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jan/03/house-fire-reported-ash-township/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 03, 2015, 09:15:42 PM
Article on the Third Street fire:

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jan/03/building-lost-monroe-fire/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jan/03/building-lost-monroe-fire/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 03, 2015, 11:45:22 PM
Hopefully this will be the last crazy call for the day...

a house just jumped out in front of a car on E. Elm at Maple...

I just hate it when houses do that ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on January 03, 2015, 11:55:12 PM
Guess that will be callS... 

It seems like when it rains it pours (literally today)...

and the ambulance for the 2nd city call (on S. Custer at Fox) has to travel from Telegraph and Sterns!!!

Finally a city police car also responded to the first city call on Hubble!


Hey a staff of 3 can handle the City... can't it?   

shame they shuttered the ambulances -
but the police were available in case you needed them...  8*

Article on the Third Street fire:

[url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jan/03/building-lost-monroe-fire/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter[/url] ([url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jan/03/building-lost-monroe-fire/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter[/url])

House fire in the abandoned East side Station's area -   
glad no one was hurt - 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 04, 2015, 10:41:30 AM
One of the apartments on Mario Dr. is on fire...  fully involved.  Frenchtown, city and several others sent for assistance!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Billy on January 06, 2015, 01:37:45 PM
We saw that one.

The police were there quick and suited up. The question is what good does it do if they have to wait for the fire department to get there to have the equipment for actually fighting the fire?

IMO it's just a matter of time until the insurance companies get hip to this and the people of Monroe's rates begin to rise.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Skittelroo on January 06, 2015, 05:17:35 PM
I didn't really hear this on the scanner, but I find it appropriate to post here anyway.   What dummies --- and it is THEIR responsibility to remove them!

two pickups stuck on the ice on Lake Erie off Stoney Pointe
http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jan/06/two-pickup-trucks-stuck-ice-lake/ (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jan/06/two-pickup-trucks-stuck-ice-lake/)

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on January 07, 2015, 10:55:15 AM
We saw that one.

The police were there quick and suited up. The question is what good does it do if they have to wait for the fire department to get there to have the equipment for actually fighting the fire?

IMO it's just a matter of time until the insurance companies get hip to this and the people of Monroe's rates begin to rise.

Nothing will change until citizens express their thoughts to their elected officials...   
Their silence and the bumblings of the MFD union in attempting PR led to the current situation of closed fire stations and police takeover of the fire budget to maintain their staffing...    after all you don't really think about firefighters until someone actually needs them - and then it's too late.   
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on January 07, 2015, 10:59:01 AM
I didn't really hear this on the scanner, but I find it appropriate to post here anyway.   What dummies --- and it is THEIR responsibility to remove them!

two pickups stuck on the ice on Lake Erie off Stoney Pointe
[url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jan/06/two-pickup-trucks-stuck-ice-lake/[/url] ([url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jan/06/two-pickup-trucks-stuck-ice-lake/[/url])



Lets vote on what will occur first...

Sink or Recovery

I can imagine the geniuses are already planning how to cut a hole in the ice to 'free' the trucks so they can pull them to shore
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on January 07, 2015, 11:27:19 AM
Are they to far out for a tow truck to winch them in?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: CatLady on January 07, 2015, 12:50:05 PM
Who is going to go out and hook them up?  I suspect any tow operator would say "No way!"
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on January 07, 2015, 02:04:34 PM
Only if they are worth something now with the water damage... 

I think Under marine law - if you tow it - you own it, until you are paid for your services.   
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Mayonnaise on January 07, 2015, 02:40:31 PM
Who is going to go out and hook them up?  I suspect any tow operator would say "No way!"
If I remember correctly. Solomon Collision has certified divers.
I had a family member in the towing business. So far off the road was a grace area. I think it was 3 to 5 feet. (somewhere in there) after that, there was a fee per foot after that.
I haven't the slightest idea in maritime towing charges.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: excelsior on January 07, 2015, 08:13:43 PM
I would think that these trucks would be frozen into the surface ice.   I do not think that a tow truck would get the job done.

It looks like a job for a 4 wheel drive tractor with a few feet of ground clearance.  I think that you would need to use the tractor as an ice breaker to free these trucks from the ice before they could be pulled out.

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Skittelroo on January 07, 2015, 08:44:10 PM
Reading the comments on MN Facebook, sounds like a friend pulled them out with a tractor.   their names are in the comments, and they posted, too.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 09, 2015, 10:10:27 AM
Southbound 75 is blocked (all 3 lanes it sounds like) at Exit 9...

overturned tanker truck...   haven't heard what's in the tanker yet!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 09, 2015, 10:58:16 AM
The driver couldn't have done a more 'precise' job of blocking all 3 lanes if he had tried:

(http://monroenews.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2015/01/09/IMG_0689_copy_2_t670.jpg?b3f6a5d7692ccc373d56e40cf708e3fa67d9af9d)

I see at least 2 other vehicles with damage!

Article:  http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jan/09/i-75-south-closed-after-tanker-truck-overturns/ (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jan/09/i-75-south-closed-after-tanker-truck-overturns/)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 09, 2015, 11:01:02 AM
A different perspective from 13ABC:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B660ZUqCIAAmfjZ.jpg)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on January 09, 2015, 01:23:38 PM
The face book page on these kids and their trucks is hilarious reading... 

they were mudding and the lake tide came in - thus the ice,   16" ,  they apparently pulled them out with a towstrap and a tractor...   young highschool kids - with a story to tell for a long time, as they made some of the Detroit morning radio shows.   

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 09, 2015, 01:52:48 PM
The face book page on these kids and their trucks is hilarious reading... 

they were mudding and the lake tide came in - thus the ice,   16" ,  they apparently pulled them out with a towstrap and a tractor...   young highschool kids - with a story to tell for a long time, as they made some of the Detroit morning radio shows.

16" of ice is a lot of ice...  safe enough for way heavier vehicles than they had out there! 

I just think this whole 'story' must have happened on a slow news day ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on January 09, 2015, 04:25:45 PM
16" of ice is a lot of ice...  safe enough for way heavier vehicles than they had out there! 

I just think this whole 'story' must have happened on a slow news day ;) ;) ;)
It said the water was only 16" deep where they were...
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 09, 2015, 04:50:39 PM
It said the water was only 16" deep where they were...

That sounds more like it and the pictures would support that...  if they had been 'mudding' in a borrow pit somewhere and the same thing happened this would have been a 'non event'!!! 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 09, 2015, 05:00:26 PM
I was outside cleaning up the sidewalks and driveway this afternoon...  when I came in one time to check on the dogs (ok, to get warmed up) I heard LaSalle calling central to send someone for some environmental clean-up at the chocolate tanker site...  I figured it was for fuel spill on the tractor...  turns out at least some of the chocolate leaked out of the tank apparently!  I'm not sure if it would be considered a bio hazard or just a sticky mess on the road!!! 

A deputy on the scene told a Blade reporter it looked like a chocolate milkshake in the snow!!! 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on January 09, 2015, 09:04:40 PM
I heard on the scanner a call for Frenchtown from a 40 year old woman with foot pain.
Who calls 911 for foot pain?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on January 09, 2015, 09:50:12 PM
I heard on the scanner a call for Frenchtown from a 40 year old woman with foot pain.
Who calls 911 for foot pain?
LOL   welcome to the world of Scanner fun!   

Just think what the FF's an Paramedics thought - when they received that "call"
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on January 09, 2015, 10:23:36 PM
Oh it's much worse than that/  I have friends in bedford that are on FD.
Some people call all the time to get help getting out of bed, bathroom etc.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2015, 05:08:06 AM
I heard on the scanner a call for Frenchtown from a 40 year old woman with foot pain.
Who calls 911 for foot pain?

This is a scenario that has definitely gone downhill in the last 20 years...

maybe she didn't have any way to get to emergency care...

maybe she didn't have insurance...

maybe she didn't want to spend any money and figured she'd take advantage of the 'free' EMS system :( :( :(

I don't remember near as many calls like that back when I was running as a first responder...

We had a neighbor up north...   an older gentleman...  a neighbor...   I actually ran over there one night on a call during a night like this!  Quicker to run than get the snow cleaned off my truck and started and drive 200 yards!  He slept in his recliner chair and would regularly decide about 4am that he was having a heart attack and call 911...   More than once I thought he was just lonesome but of course for anything heart related you have to go!  One morning I stopped in at the local store for coffee and one of the neighbors mentioned the 'old guy' (I honestly don't remember his name now) had died during the night...   heart attack...  but he never got his call off :o :o :o

Anyway...    there are more and more of these 'non' emergency type calls and they seem to be increasing! 

Not sure if it's 'economic' related or just 'mindset' related :-\ :-\ :-\

Oh it's much worse than that/  I have friends in bedford that are on FD.
Some people call all the time to get help getting out of bed, bathroom etc.


I never got upset with calls like that blue2...  I do hear a lot of them in Bedford but not that many more than in the city or Frenchtown...   

I think it's part a 'fact of life' today.  People are living longer and wanting to remain 'independent' longer!  They push themselves to extremes to stay at home before they have to go to 'home' at $8-10,000 a month.  When we did have them they were always dispatched as 'non-emergency' and that's the way I hear the Bedford calls.  Quite frequently a couple of firefighters or perhaps even one of them a trainee just take the pickup and drive over to the patient's home...   no emergency involved. 

Frequently these types of calls are a 'wake-up' call for their family members to give them stronger 'encouragement' to make some new living arrangements.  Part of it too is technology...  we now have these necklace or pendant alarms that people can wear so they can call for help even if they're on the floor.  In older days they might have just stayed on the floor for a few days until they became an emergency response or a DOA!!!  As long as they have made arrangements for access (lockbox preferred to just hiding a key) ahead of time I didn't mind them.  You tend to hear one at an address...   and then a couple of more closer together and then not hear them anymore because they've finally made other arrangements. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2015, 05:30:39 AM
More on the 'chocolate' tanker crash yesterday at exit 9...

According to this report (with video of them lifting the tanker) none of the chocolate spilled on the road...   so I'm wondering if the report of it mixing in the snow was an error of if maybe it started leaking after it was moved off the road and onto the shoulder where there was snow ??? ??? ???

I guess the main thing is no one was seriously hurt...   I can see how this could have easily turned into one of those multi vehicle crashes like the other two in the state yesterday!!!

http://www.13abc.com/story/27801930/chocolate-tanker-causes-highway-back-up (http://www.13abc.com/story/27801930/chocolate-tanker-causes-highway-back-up)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 20, 2015, 03:15:18 PM
I heard some kind of a rescue call at the road commission building a while ago...

I was busy doing some other things so couldn't tell exactly what it was but it sounded like they ended up cancelling any additional responders so hoping it wasn't too serious...

I doubt it was for anyone 'thinking' too hard ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 01, 2015, 09:35:39 AM
Morin Point had another water rescue last night...

another four wheeler driven out on the ice!!! 

Been listening to the  dispatches on the scanner this morning...   the earliest ones were all on the freeways and in the southbound lanes....   people driving as fast as they could until they hit the 'snow' and then going for the big ride.  I haven't heard any that were serious injuries yet!  At this point most of the departments that have freeway responsibility are already out on something!!!

The local roads have been pretty calm this morning considering that they're snow covered and slippery too! 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on February 01, 2015, 12:52:44 PM
I heard a few sirens around the fire station late this morning......pretty quite other than that.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 01, 2015, 01:19:41 PM
I heard a few sirens around the fire station late this morning......pretty quite other than that.

Things do seem to have quieted down...

you're always going to have the day to day 'difficulty breathing' runs...

one of the townships had a slip and fall out in the snow...

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 01, 2015, 03:01:13 PM
As the storm is getting worse several people out and about have had apparent heart attacks...

including the mayor of Toledo as he was out driving looking at the streets...

had a "coronary event" and his car ended up hitting a power pole!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 01, 2015, 06:07:25 PM
Frenchtown is now sending a pickup with a plow on their emergency rescue calls!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Skittelroo on February 02, 2015, 06:36:57 AM
As the storm is getting worse several people out and about have had apparent heart attacks...

including the mayor of Toledo as he was out driving looking at the streets...

had a "coronary event" and his car ended up hitting a power pole!


http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/27996548/mayor-collins-in-critical-condition-after-cardiac-arrest-council-president-sworn-in-as-acting-mayor (http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/27996548/mayor-collins-in-critical-condition-after-cardiac-arrest-council-president-sworn-in-as-acting-mayor)

The Mayor is in critical condition; council president has been sworn in as acting mayor.   
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 02, 2015, 07:58:36 AM
Sometime during the night (I was sleeping pretty good for a change so not positive on the actual time) I heard Dundee FD out on a call...

a person trapped in their car and in the road on Bragg Rd between Cake Rd and McCarty Rd...

That is 'wide open' country out there so I imagine there was some serious drifting going on! 

The last I heard they had a snowmobile heading that way so I'm guessing the driver was ultimately rescued!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 03, 2015, 12:44:19 PM
Here's the recorded 911 call from the woman that first stopped to help the Toledo Mayor!

http://www.toledoblade.com/attachment/2015/02/03/911-call-from-Mayor-D-Michael-Collins-crash.mp3 (http://www.toledoblade.com/attachment/2015/02/03/911-call-from-Mayor-D-Michael-Collins-crash.mp3)

Related article from The Blade:

http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2015/02/03/911-call-from-Mayor-Collins-crash-released.html (http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2015/02/03/911-call-from-Mayor-Collins-crash-released.html)

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 10, 2015, 07:28:28 PM
A garage burned in Woodland Beach last night.  The firefighters had to battle not only the cold and the fire itself but also had the added problems of frozen hydrants and citizens following the fire trucks with their cars.  Those streets aren't very wide to start with.  Put four or five fire trucks in there and then finish plugging the streets with cars and you have major gridlock!  Fortunately no one was injured but if someone had been hurt it would have made it very difficult to get an ambulance out of there in a hurry!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 13, 2015, 06:23:09 PM
Talk about an amazing 'recovery'!

Central dispatch just sent MCA and Frenchtown Rescue to Appleby's...

man down and CPR in progress!!!

And even before either MCA or Frenchtown arrived on the scene central advised all responders that the victim was now up and sitting at a table and finishing his dinner!!!

For the record...

Frenchtown at least continued on to check him out!!! 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on February 14, 2015, 09:33:37 AM
reminds me of the times when Nursing homes would call and say the patient is a full code... 
when they were just giving a history that the patient was not a DNR... 

Dispatchers can't discern from history or real time ...  so we'd get there with the troops and they look at us like what is going on he just has a fever and needed to go to hospital ER

Had to educate more than one "Nurse"... 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 14, 2015, 09:58:52 AM
The operators at central dispatch have a tough job...

no doubt about that!!!

The whole system is only as strong as the 'weakest link' in the chain!

On any given day that weak link may vary from one level to another to another!

And I would think that the staff at any 'nursing home' type of facility should have some training in how to make a 'proper' call to 911...   info they need to give and info they need to have available once 'rescue' gets there! 

But I guess if it was 'too easy' then everyone would want to do it ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on February 14, 2015, 12:22:50 PM
The operators at central dispatch have a tough job...

no doubt about that!!!

I tried to express my appreciation when I could... 

I recall one of the days with multiple down power lines and fires the dispatch was so kind to drop me off a sheet with the run # and times...  as i had to do 50 + incident reports on them  (prior to our capability to access 911 data directly)
I took them all coffee cups with scene safety tape and other goodies

I made it a "training" class for our Firefighters that they had to spend at least an hour in dispatch to see their side of the operations.   Good rapport can go a long way!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 15, 2015, 12:24:48 PM
I just heard a dispatch for Bedford to one of the senior 'assisted living' facilities...

A 75 year old man slipped in the shower and has some minor injuries...

it was also noted a 75 year old female had also fallen in the shower...

Central Dispatch wasn't real clear if they were in the 'same' shower or not ;) ;) ;)

I suppose this could perhaps be another 'fallout' from the 50 Shades movie...

or just some day after Valentines 'fun' ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on February 15, 2015, 06:46:27 PM
You'd be surprised the action that goes on in retirement homes...

The ones in Florida have the Highest STD rates... 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on February 16, 2015, 03:25:38 PM
Hummmmmm............any of those holes in one happen on a course with retirement homes on them?   ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on February 16, 2015, 05:11:12 PM
LOL  no - but I have played on a few  ;)

It is odd being the youngest of a crowd of retiree's  ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 18, 2015, 08:41:18 AM
I don't even remember where the call was for sure...

Bedford I think...   but not positive...

last night though...   I do remember that ;) ;) ;)

Rescue call for a man (don't remember the details as I was deeply engrossed in another project at the time)...

Where the first responders arrived they were held at bay at the front door!!!  The responders called central dispatch and asked to have a deputy sent to the scene ASAP because the man's dog wouldn't let them in the door!!!

The dispatcher was quiet for a few seconds (I'm sure maybe stifling some laughter) and then she advised that the dog was a 'Jack Russell'...

at that point the FD responded they were on the scene and had made access!!!

(http://www.askthedogguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/aggressive_jack_russell_terrier.jpg)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on February 19, 2015, 08:22:19 AM
We usually chased them to a room and locked them in - unless there was a family member around to take them.

Ankle biters - can be difficult  ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 19, 2015, 01:23:22 PM
We usually chased them to a room and locked them in - unless there was a family member around to take them.

Ankle biters - can be difficult  ;D

One of our volunteers (up north) was a 'full time' paramedic with the local county run service...   

He was on a transport call one time and the young gal (20s) didn't really want to go to the hospital but she wasn't physically resisting either.  As they were about to wheel her out the door she asked if she could just say 'goodbye' to her 'puppy'...  up to this point no one even realized there was a dog in the house. 

Someone opened the door she indicated and this huge 'whatever' kind of walked out and was looking around at everyone...   and about then the quiet little gal commanded "Get 'em Satan"...   the nice puppy was instantly 'not so nice'!!!  Our ff was closest to her so the dog made him the main target!!!

The only 'weapon' he had was his hand held radio...   

one reason I still prefer Motorola equipment...   

it took a lickin' and kept on tickin' ;) ;) ;)

Yes, the ankle biters can be more of a distraction than anything else! 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 19, 2015, 01:50:27 PM
The city just got dispatched to Michigan Avenue...

a propane tank on fire...

in the basement of the house!!!

Not sure how this will turn out but it could be real bad!!!

There is a reason you shouldn't take propane tanks inside!

I'm hoping it's just a small 'torch' type tank...

but won't be surprised if it's a hundred pound tank they're using for heating the house :o :o :o >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 19, 2015, 02:03:07 PM
The fire is under control at this point ;) ;) ;)

Great stop!!!
Title: Fire truck damaged in crash?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 20, 2015, 02:36:59 PM
I was going in and out the back door taking care of the dogs and only heard part of it on the scanner...   sounds like it is either a city or a Frenchtown truck...   and it sounded like it was on Telegraph!  The driver was talking so it doesn't sound like he was hurt (pride maybe)!!!
Title: Re: Fire truck damaged in crash?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 20, 2015, 03:08:00 PM
I was going in and out the back door taking care of the dogs and only heard part of it on the scanner...   sounds like it is either a city or a Frenchtown truck...   and it sounded like it was on Telegraph!  The driver was talking so it doesn't sound like he was hurt (pride maybe)!!!

The truck is on the way to the DPW building so must have been a city firetruck!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 10, 2015, 11:14:19 AM
They're just dispatching Summerfield Rescue for a call...

a woman shot herself in the foot...

Dispatcher said "unsure if she did it intentionally or accidentally"...

I'll go with accidental...  if you really, really wanted to do some damage there are places to shoot yourself!!!

although there have been some strange calls lately ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 12, 2015, 08:20:25 AM
The scanner has been going non-stop since about 5:30 am! 

Bad wreck on S. Dixie at Luna Pier Road.

Just starting to get into the wires down or hanging low calls right now.

One call (I missed where) for a 6 year old that fell off the porch and possibly broke a leg. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 13, 2015, 08:50:31 AM
Just now for the city...

a call from The Way Station...

female caller walked in and requested the clerk call 911...

She has a pain in her abdomen!!!

Dispatched as priority 3.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on November 13, 2015, 09:10:14 AM
Just now for the city...

a call from The Way Station...

female caller walked in and requested the clerk call 911...

She has a pain in her abdomen!!!

Dispatched as priority 3.
Taxi was too expensive so a "free" $300 ambulance ride will get her to her "Free" doctor's office (Emergency room)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 13, 2015, 09:40:30 AM
Taxi was too expensive so a "free" $300 ambulance ride will get her to her "Free" doctor's office (Emergency room)

One of the reasons I eventually lost interest in being a volunteer firefighter...

even out in the country we would get way too many calls that should have been taken care of without involving a fire department and an ambulance service involved.

I never ever had a problem getting up to the pager at 3am if a call was truly life threatening or if the caller was even sincere in thinking it 'could be' life threatening! 

Very, very interesting how that has all 'morphed' over the last 35 years or so :( :( :(
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on November 14, 2015, 08:48:45 AM
One of the reasons I eventually lost interest in being a volunteer firefighter...

even out in the country we would get way too many calls that should have been taken care of without involving a fire department and an ambulance service involved.

I never ever had a problem getting up to the pager at 3am if a call was truly life threatening or if the caller was even sincere in thinking it 'could be' life threatening! 

Very, very interesting how that has all 'morphed' over the last 35 years or so :( :( :(
The fear of lawsuits for refusal to transport someone who is abusing the system is what drove this!

NY must have addressed that as they have given the ambulance personnel the ability to document and refuse transport for calls of this nature. 
Obamacare was supposed to help fix this
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 14, 2015, 08:56:08 AM
The fear of lawsuits for refusal to transport someone who is abusing the system is what drove this!

NY must have addressed that as they have given the ambulance personnel the ability to document and refuse transport for calls of this nature. 
Obamacare was supposed to help fix this

By 'fix it' do you mean to eliminate it or do you mean to make sure the private ambulance company receives some compensation for their effort. 

It still doesn't give back any sleep to any of the first responders that were home in bed enjoying 'whatever' ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on November 25, 2015, 08:51:11 AM
By 'fix it' do you mean to eliminate it or do you mean to make sure the private ambulance company receives some compensation for their effort. 

It still doesn't give back any sleep to any of the first responders that were home in bed enjoying 'whatever' ;) ;) ;)
It was supposed to remove them from using the ER as their Doctors office...  since they are supposed to have insurance now...  and we all know ER's have to take you regardless of ability to pay - but Dr. Office visits aren't covered the same as they can pick and choose who they accept. 

The trickle down is less nuisance calls for EMS/First responders
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on December 13, 2015, 05:53:56 PM
Lots of leaf fire calls this afternoon...

I actually tried to burn a patch of tall grass and couldn't get it to burn.

I have a real big brush pile ready to go but waiting for some snow on the ground before I light it.  It's going to send some embers in the air and it's kind of close to the property line.  There are several bee hives right there and I'll bet it's warm enough for them to fly if they were upset with someone burning their house down :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 22, 2016, 05:50:38 PM
Again, only strange because it's January and freezing out!!!

Berlin Township FD just toned out on a woods fire...   

Labo Rd and Swan Creek Rd area. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 29, 2016, 10:26:18 AM
Strange calls only because there were two within a half hour...

one at Erie Mason High School and now one at Whiteford High School. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 13, 2016, 08:25:36 AM
I heard a MonroeTown call a couple of days ago...

dispatched for a 6 month old male constipated and crying...

Calvin checked in first and asked central to verify the call...

I could detect just a bit of laughter in the dispatcher's voice while it was repeated. 

Calvin advised the rescue that he would respond directly and they could just stand by until he got there and could advise (it was dispatched as a priority 3 call).

I have no idea what Calvin told the caretaker but he wasn't there very long ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 13, 2016, 12:22:05 PM
I heard a MonroeTown call a couple of days ago...

dispatched for a 6 month old male constipated and crying...

Calvin checked in first and asked central to verify the call...

I could detect just a bit of laughter in the dispatcher's voice while it was repeated. 

Calvin advised the rescue that he would respond directly and they could just stand by until he got there and could advise (it was dispatched as a priority 3 call).

I have no idea what Calvin told the caretaker but he wasn't there very long ;) ;) ;)

Castor Oil is a great unplugger..... ;D ;D

Obviously parents today have no parenting skills.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 16, 2016, 08:31:55 AM
Castor Oil is a great unplugger..... ;D ;D

Obviously parents today have no parenting skills.

Heard another one in the last couple of days...

infant can't keep her formula down and she's crying!!!!

I think most infants have trouble keeping their food down and all of our three did cry from time to time!

Last night there was call at the Cracker Barrel in the kitchen!!!  FD wasn't there very long so must not have been too bad!!!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on February 16, 2016, 10:43:29 PM
Heard another one in the last couple of days...

infant can't keep her formula down and she's crying!!!!

I think most infants have trouble keeping their food down and all of our three did cry from time to time!



I can just see the EMS guys walking the floor rocking the crying baby.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 01, 2016, 07:14:23 PM
I listened to the actual rescue call on the scanner...

makes me wonder just what is in the water that could have overcome the victim ??? ??? ???

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20160301/man-found-in-tank-expected-to-recover (http://www.monroenews.com/news/20160301/man-found-in-tank-expected-to-recover)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: arpydave on March 01, 2016, 08:01:27 PM
Sounds like a similar situation that happened to one of my work buddies, before regulations tightened up on confined space entries. But we tried to do some common sense things, but "Ol Murphy still showed up to invoke his Laws.

It was a portable plastic tank, similar to the ones you see people hauling water on the back of their pickup truck or a trailer, only bigger. My buddy was supposed to make an entry and do a pre-decon survey of it. So he called up the guys that "gas free" an area or tank and had them do it before lunch, and they did. After that, the guy in charge of said tank thought he'd get a jump on things and pour some cleaner in it so after his lunch he'd be a step ahead on deconning it. Since the permit was hanging and he put his survey request in early he thought it was already done.

Buddy finishes lunch, puts on the extra protective clothing to make the entry. Checks and sees the permit on the tank saying it's Okay. Makes his entry through the only hole, man sized right in the top. Starts doing his thing, starts feeling light headed and woozy. Drags hisself out, barely.

Murphy's Law wins again, almost.  :(

Word to the wise, for those who haul water: if you decide to clean the inside and use cleaners of any kind don't enter or stick more than your nose through the opening.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 04, 2016, 09:46:39 AM
Sounds like a similar situation that happened to one of my work buddies, before regulations tightened up on confined space entries. But we tried to do some common sense things, but "Ol Murphy still showed up to invoke his Laws.

It was a portable plastic tank, similar to the ones you see people hauling water on the back of their pickup truck or a trailer, only bigger. My buddy was supposed to make an entry and do a pre-decon survey of it. So he called up the guys that "gas free" an area or tank and had them do it before lunch, and they did. After that, the guy in charge of said tank thought he'd get a jump on things and pour some cleaner in it so after his lunch he'd be a step ahead on deconning it. Since the permit was hanging and he put his survey request in early he thought it was already done.

Buddy finishes lunch, puts on the extra protective clothing to make the entry. Checks and sees the permit on the tank saying it's Okay. Makes his entry through the only hole, man sized right in the top. Starts doing his thing, starts feeling light headed and woozy. Drags hisself out, barely.

Murphy's Law wins again, almost.  :(

Word to the wise, for those who haul water: if you decide to clean the inside and use cleaners of any kind don't enter or stick more than your nose through the opening.

Our son has a relatively new job at one of the refineries in Toledo...

doing the same work he's done for 11 years but now he'll be working nearby all the time.

He had to go through a month long orientation...

most of that was safety stuff...

and a good part of that was on confined space entry!!!

They have tanks and vessels and all sorts of stuff that is way more toxic than some cleaner...

doesn't take much to bring you down if you make a mistake!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 04, 2016, 09:51:51 AM
Two nights in a row the scanner was going crazy...

There was a 45 minute stretch last night that central was dispatching for 'unknown' crashes (they still insist on calling them accidents but that's a different thread) at the rate of two a minute.  The majority of them were for townships with a freeway going through them.  Seems like they were especially busy on 275 in Ash Township.  They were out on two or three (maybe more...  I lost count) at a time a couple of different times.  I never did hear anything that sounded serious but the tow companies were all smiling last night and I'd guess there are more than a few body shops smiling this morning 8* 8* 8*

Just now heard a dispatch for the city FD...

a 54 year old woman vomiting...

but she's at the Knight's Inn so it could be pretty serious I guess :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 12, 2016, 09:38:43 AM
Just now hearing a FD (sorry, missed the department) dispatched to an Urgent Care center...   

patient is unconscious!

Glad they at least made it to the urgent care!!!!

Heard a call yesterday (I think...  days are getting run together lately) for a patient hat had fallen down 13 steps!

Other than 13 being an unlucky number (especially in this case) I'm not sure it's critical info for the first responders to know how many steps the patient fell down... 

I'd be more interested in knowing if they're located on the main floor or in the basement...

maybe if the steps were carpeted...

As a first responder you typically either have too much or not enough info though.

Overall I think our local dispatch does a pretty darned good job...

to me it's one of the most critical jobs in the entire EMS and fire services circle...

definitely not a job I would want to do...

even on a slow night :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 16, 2016, 09:54:29 AM
Multiple people stuck in an elevator at the Total Sports complex on Stewart road!!!

Sometimes it's easier to take the stairs :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: rwwjr on April 16, 2016, 12:15:35 PM
Multiple people stuck in an elevator at the Total Sports complex on Stewart road!!!

Sometimes it's easier to take the stairs :o :o :o

Especially in a SPORTS COMPLEX!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 16, 2016, 12:53:54 PM
Especially in a SPORTS COMPLEX!!!

These are probably the same people I see drive around the parking lot at the gym 3 or 4 times so they can find a parking spot 'up close' so they can hurry inside and walk on the treadmill :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on April 16, 2016, 09:02:45 PM
About 6 pm they called the FD for an overturned boat with busted windows back at the quarry behind Heck Park. A little later I ran into a fireman and he said it was a 24 footer. How did they get a boat that big back there and get it in the water, and why? A little later the FD called the MCA and said they need them back there and told them how to get back there. So if they needed the MCA someone must have been hurt back there. Didn't hear anything else as I was away from my radio.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 26, 2016, 08:51:16 AM
About 6 pm they called the FD for an overturned boat with busted windows back at the quarry behind Heck Park. A little later I ran into a fireman and he said it was a 24 footer. How did they get a boat that big back there and get it in the water, and why? A little later the FD called the MCA and said they need them back there and told them how to get back there. So if they needed the MCA someone must have been hurt back there. Didn't hear anything else as I was away from my radio.

That's an old quarry back there.  I thought it had finally been all fenced in although I realize that people will always find a way 'in'.  It's not real big (a couple of acres at most I would guess) but it is deep. 

I heard a Beford firefighter calling central dispatch to say there was a 'fistfight' happening in the middle of Lewis Avenue...

I figured maybe one of those 'LuckEyes' were trying to sneak into Michigan again...   A few minutes later they called in again and said the fight had ended and one of the participants was leaving the area in a vehicle.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 03, 2016, 09:11:41 AM
Just heard a rescue call dispatched for a woman 'possibly not breathing' and then before the words were out of the dispatcher's mouth she added that they do have a 'Do Not Resuscitate' order at the scene :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on May 03, 2016, 09:20:28 AM
Just heard a rescue call dispatched for a woman 'possibly not breathing' and then before the words were out of the dispatcher's mouth she added that they do have a 'Do Not Resuscitate' order at the scene :-\ :-\ :-\
Probably a case where the family wasn't all on the same page...  a sad and difficult situation for any responders for sure!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 03, 2016, 09:42:40 AM
Probably a case where the family wasn't all on the same page...  a sad and difficult situation for any responders for sure!


Been there when most of the family is screaming for 'help them' and one person is standing there with the DNR...

definitely a case where all are not on the same page.

This morning their chief was on the scene in just a couple of minutes and reduced all responders to code 3.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 06, 2016, 08:50:53 AM
Just heard the 2nd call in two days for a rescue call at the 'Happy Day' Motel on S. Telegraph in Bedford. 

Apparently it's not a 'happy day' for someone :o :o :o

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 29, 2016, 03:01:54 PM
Summerfield and Dundee are both out on multiple grass fires along NB US 23!  Either something is throwing sparks or someone is lighting matcheds just to watch them burn!!!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on July 29, 2016, 03:31:45 PM
Summerfield and Dundee are both out on multiple grass fires along NB US 23!  Either something is throwing sparks or someone is lighting matcheds just to watch them burn!!!



What's up with their radio system? I heard central dispatch call out but don't hear return traffic. Earlier someone was on the VHF frequency checking to hear Summerfield, Berlin and Dundee. They said they were using the old radios and they were kind of weak. Is something wrong with their digital radio system?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 29, 2016, 05:36:12 PM
Summerfield and Dundee are both out on multiple grass fires along NB US 23!  Either something is throwing sparks or someone is lighting matcheds just to watch them burn!!!

BRD...what brand / type of scanner do you have, thinking about one.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 30, 2016, 09:28:59 AM
BRD...what brand / type of scanner do you have, thinking about one.

I have an older Bearcat (now Uniden)...

not so old that it has crystals though.

We had a thread on scanners at one time...   I'll look for it. 

My guess is any of the name brands are all pretty much the same although I don't follow it that close.  Like so much else there are forums online you can follow or join.  Some are for specific scanners and others on the hobby in general.

Don't let them sell you on how many 'hundreds' of channels you can scan.  You'll get tired of most of them in short order.  I can only imagine how exciting it would be listening to the MCRC all day long ;D ;D ;D

I don't even listen to local LE unless there is something major going on. 

I do listen to the fire frequencies 7-24 although I really wish I could 'skip' the rescue calls most of the time...

just too many people today with a sore thumb or a fever!!!

You'd probably want to be able to scan Lenawee County too...

my next one will be a hand held portable so we can use it when we're traveling. 

Once you learn to 'program' the scanner (really not that bad) then it's just a matter of finding the frequency for the department and location but that's pretty easy when you have access to the WWW!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 30, 2016, 09:37:28 AM
I thought we had an earlier thread with a little more info but here is the only one I found so far:

http://monroetalks.com/forum/index.php?topic=30035.0 (http://monroetalks.com/forum/index.php?topic=30035.0)


In Monroe it's been all Herkimer for decades...   they're just south of Unfriendly Ford out on N. Telegraph.  I think it's the corner of La Salle Road.  They can service if you ever have issues.  There are places in Toledo too and I'd guess there may be someone in Adrian too. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 30, 2016, 09:46:11 AM
Article on the fires along northbound 23 yesterday.

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20160729/grass-fire-smoke-closes-milan-area-road (http://www.monroenews.com/news/20160729/grass-fire-smoke-closes-milan-area-road)

There was an actually a crash up in Washtenaw county that closed the freeway.  They said that was a result of smoke and limited visibility which translates to people driving too fast for road conditions (smoke)!!!

I still haven't seen what caused the string of fires...

hope it wasn't someone bored with nothing else to do :( :( :(
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 30, 2016, 09:52:20 AM
What's up with their radio system? I heard central dispatch call out but don't hear return traffic. Earlier someone was on the VHF frequency checking to hear Summerfield, Berlin and Dundee. They said they were using the old radios and they were kind of weak. Is something wrong with their digital radio system?

They've still got issues this morning..

just heard central paging Luna Pier fire for a monitor test. 

I don't have any idea what the problems are although it seems like they are still able to set off the sirens from central and in the worst case scenario the responders can phone central for the dispatch info.  The way we did it in the old days.  And before that central would phone the chief and the chief's wife would phone two more firefighters while the chief was on his way to the station...   each two firefighters would have to call two more and in short order the entire department was on their way.  No idea how they did it before that...

maybe 'smoke' signals ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on July 30, 2016, 09:31:38 PM
BRD...what brand / type of scanner do you have, thinking about one.


Be careful what you get, some of the digital trunking scanners won't work right in Monroe County because of the VHF simulcast interferes with them and you get garbled talk. I bought one for $ 400 and it was junk. A good one should cost $ 500 or more new.

If you want to listen to just the Fire Dept dispatch (no police) any scanner will do and tune it to 159.090. I use my ham radio to monitor the FD dispatch.

This place has tons of info: http://www.radioreference.com/ (http://www.radioreference.com/)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 31, 2016, 09:00:51 AM
A house in S. Rockwood was destroyed by fire Saturday plus they lost 3 dogs in the fire. 

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20160730/blaze-destroys-home-in-south-rockwood (http://www.monroenews.com/news/20160730/blaze-destroys-home-in-south-rockwood)

There is some info in the article about what is going on with the county wide radio system and their 'work around' system!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 01, 2016, 09:22:05 AM
I heard the dispatch for MonroeTown for a rescue call at Mickey D's last night.

A 57 year old man sitting in a red pickup truck having chest pains!!!

Maybe too many trips to Mickey D's over the years?

Hopefully he had been at Taco Bell earlier and he just was having heartburn ;) ;) ;)

I couldn't tell if they transported him or not but sincerely hope he is ok ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 01, 2016, 10:47:00 AM
Another rescue call for a female (don't think they gave an age) stung 'multiple times' by hornets...

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 01, 2016, 03:24:50 PM
I heard the dispatch for MonroeTown for a rescue call at Mickey D's last night.

A 57 year old man sitting in a red pickup truck having chest pains!!!

Maybe too many trips to Mickey D's over the years?

Hopefully he had been at Taco Bell earlier and he just was having heartburn ;) ;) ;)

I couldn't tell if they transported him or not but sincerely hope he is ok ;)

Maybe a 'Greaseburger' got lodged in his throat.....
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on August 01, 2016, 03:48:14 PM
Another rescue call for a female (don't think they gave an age) stung 'multiple times' by hornets...


That will do it - as I got stung about 15 times last year and it started causing some difficulty breathing!    (Thank god for benedryl)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 01, 2016, 05:22:41 PM
The 'population' is considerably less here, now that I smoked 5 big nests with bug spray.  I love to watch them expire....
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 02, 2016, 08:51:12 AM
Just after 6:30 this morning I heard Frenchtown dispatched for an 86 year old man who had cut his hand on a table saw. 

I'm guessing he was just trying to get an early start on a hot day of work.  I guess I'll be happy if I'm just up and going at 6:30 am when I'm 86...

much less working on the table saw already!!!

Very good chance he's on blood thinner so that can make it bad...   the good part is he wasn't very far from the fire station!

Hope he's doing well. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 02, 2016, 09:38:18 PM
I remember my dad loosing 3 fingers on a table saw.  I was standing there and they just came right off and laid on the saw table...  he got them reattached but they never worked right.  He never used that was again...  but I did.  I keep my fingers away from any saw blade.  That blade has no feelings...
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 03, 2016, 05:43:59 PM
It's sounding like they finally have the countywide fire radio system back up and running.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on August 04, 2016, 01:01:42 PM
I remember my dad loosing 3 fingers on a table saw.  I was standing there and they just came right off and laid on the saw table...  he got them reattached but they never worked right.  He never used that was again...  but I did.  I keep my fingers away from any saw blade.  That blade has no feelings...

I spent 40 years working with table saws and Radial arm saws and I've cut the tips of five of my fingers over that time in 4 different incidents. Never cut one off though. Lots of stitches.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 05, 2016, 01:44:51 AM
I spent 40 years working with table saws and Radial arm saws and I've cut the tips of five of my fingers over that time in 4 different incidents. Never cut one off though. Lots of stitches.

I remember seeing a while ago an invention that stopped the blade instantly if you got a digit in it, then it vanished, I wonder what became of it?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on August 05, 2016, 10:16:44 AM
Same here.  I think i saw the video where they were using a hot dog to simulate a finger and the saw stopped. A little leery of that one.
I worked with a guy that cut a thumb off with a circular saw.  He said it didn't hurt at the time.
Another guy i knew had a circular saw kick back that he was using on a wall overhead and it tore up his face pretty bad.
They always saw stuff runs in three's.  I haven't touched a saw since.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Maverick on August 05, 2016, 05:26:33 PM
My shop teacher in high school was telling us to be careful not to stick your fingers into a running planer. As he was talking he demonstrated what not to do and cut the tips off of three fingers.
I don't remember if Tiny was in my class but he may remember it.
Mav
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: nails on August 05, 2016, 05:33:57 PM
I think this is the saw you saw. Seems like it's still around.

http://www.sawstop.com (http://www.sawstop.com)

Click in the "how it works" video.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on August 08, 2016, 12:01:51 AM
Same here.  I think i saw the video where they were using a hot dog to simulate a finger and the saw stopped. A little leery of that one.
I worked with a guy that cut a thumb off with a circular saw.  He said it didn't hurt at the time.
Another guy i knew had a circular saw kick back that he was using on a wall overhead and it tore up his face pretty bad.
They always saw stuff runs in three's.  I haven't touched a saw since.

If you watch the video they push the hot dog up real slow to the blade and then it stops. Problem is when your cutting wood you don't go that slow and I figure it will stop after it cuts you some.

It doesn't hurt when it happens, you usually see the blood all over before you realize you even been cut. The worst part is when the doctor shoves a needle in your finger tip to numb it, hurts like hell.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on August 08, 2016, 12:06:15 AM
I think this is the saw you saw. Seems like it's still around.

[url]http://www.sawstop.com[/url] ([url]http://www.sawstop.com[/url])

Click in the "how it works" video.


When it stops, it destroys the blade and the brake system inside the saw. It costs a small fortune to replace all those parts.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on August 08, 2016, 12:16:50 AM
My shop teacher in high school was telling us to be careful not to stick your fingers into a running planer. As he was talking he demonstrated what not to do and cut the tips off of three fingers.
I don't remember if Tiny was in my class but he may remember it.
Mav

I wasn't in that class I had a different one, but I remember coming in and seeing him holding his hand up to his chest all bandaged up and in severe pain.

I heard someone had swept under the planer and turned it around so when he pushed the wood through it was the wrong way, and it pulled it right out of his hand and his fingers went right into the blade. Can't believe he didn't realize it was turned around.

I also remember one kid cleaning the sawdust off the table saw with a brush and managing to cut his fingers on the blade and the saw wasn't even turned on.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 12, 2016, 09:49:59 AM
MonroeTown FD had a rescue call yesterday at the Rainbow Clinic on S. Telegraph...

A woman with a knife who had cut herself...

They had to stage at the bus garage and wait for deputies...

not sure if it was an upset patient or  ??? ??? ???

It's been a crazy week and it's not even a full moon...

must be the heat and humidity ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 02, 2016, 07:46:18 PM
MonroeTown FD had a rescue call yesterday at the Rainbow Clinic on S. Telegraph...

A woman with a knife who had cut herself...

They had to stage at the bus garage and wait for deputies...

not sure if it was an upset patient or  ??? ??? ???

It's been a crazy week and it's not even a full moon...

must be the heat and humidity ;) ;) ;)

And MonroeTown had another rescue call there today...

another gal with a knife!!!

I'm thinking maybe they need to put a metal detector on the door to screen all of their 'patients'!


And then there was the man over in Whiteford township...

I'm nominating him for the '2016 What was he thinking award'...

I know we've still got 4 months to go in the year but it's going to take a major accomplishment to surpass this one!

Sooo...

the homeowner somehow discovered he had an infestation of bees in the attic of his house...   I'm guessing they may have been wasps but I'm sure they had stingers so that's 'close enough' in my book of dumb tricks ;D ;D ;D

I'm sure he must have given the next step some careful thought...

probably for several days...  maybe even slept on it for a night or two...

he may have even consulted with some of the intellectuals right here on MT 8* 8* 8*

Ok, hang on friends...   now we're getting to the good part...  you know...   the part where we discover that 'truth is stranger than fiction'...   the part that no one could possibly make up!!!

He decided to go in the attic with the flying, buzzing, stinging critters...

and burn up their nest!!!

Yes, that is 'burn' like in fire...  not Bern like in Sanders!!!

He lit their nest on fire...

it was kind of vague on the scanner exactly the chain of events that followed but the dispatcher did say that the homeowner 'thought' he had the fire all out but that there was too much smoke to know for sure...

so, the homeowner thought it would be nice if someone from the fire department could maybe 'stop by' and check it out to see if the fire was all out :o :o :o

That is the part where I'm really different than the homeowner...  even if I had decided to burn out the flying, stinging critters and even if I had caught the attic on fire I sure as the sun will be up tomorrow morning would NOT have called the fire department...   I would have squirted a garden hose up there until the ceilings collapsed or the house burned down but I would not have wanted any firefighter there to see what I had done!!!

So...

and this is probably what I would have done too if I were the officer in charge at the station...

when the first officer checked into service he advised central to proceed as if this were a known structure fire and send every fire truck in south county...

well, at least Whiteford and Ottawa Lake and a truck from Bedford...

and to proceed code 1...   all lights flashing and all sirens blaring!!!

Once all the trucks were on the scene it did sound like the fire must have been out so at least he didn't lose his home!!!

Maybe if Whiteford needs some more firefighters they should give the homeowner a tryout ;D ;D ;D

I certainly do hope he got all the bees or hornets or whatever they were...

I'd hate to see a repeat of the above over the weekend ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 02, 2016, 11:04:36 PM
Best method of eradication is a shop vac with water in the bottom and a carefully placed crevice nozzle (at night) because the basturds are night blind.  Turn it on and suck 'em in and they drown.  Takes a day at most and you don't get zapped either.

Works on jackets in the ground too.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on September 03, 2016, 08:10:21 AM
You don't want to run over jackets in the ground with a lawnmower..
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 17, 2016, 10:54:54 AM
You don't want to run over jackets in the ground with a lawnmower..

Last summer I ran over a bumble bee nest in the ground...

I didn't realize I could still move that fast.

I was trimming with the walk behind...  if I'd have been on the tractor I probably couldn't have gotten away fast enough to avoid getting stung.  I had to go back later and retrieve the mower with the pole off my pole saw!!! 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 17, 2016, 10:58:58 AM
A couple of nights ago a porch and a deck jumped out in front of a vehicle on Stewart road. 

I didn't catch the address on this one yesterday...  wouldn't post it here anyway under the circumstances...

I think it was down in Bedford but not even 100% on that!

An approximately 2 year old child is walking around on the roof.  No one in the home comes to the door when the neighbors knock!!!  I actually didn't hear much more so not even sure how it turned out.  This was yesterday afternoon so maybe there will eventually be more in the paper about it :-\ :-\ :-\

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on September 17, 2016, 11:01:43 AM
Have to be careful.  You never know when your system is going to react to bee stings.  Keep Benadryl in the house if you are an outdoors person.
An older friend of mine that never was affected by bee stings might have died this summer if he wouldn't have gotten to a phone. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 17, 2016, 11:40:30 AM
Have to be careful.  You never know when your system is going to react to bee stings.  Keep Benadryl in the house if you are an outdoors person.
An older friend of mine that never was affected by bee stings might have died this summer if he wouldn't have gotten to a phone.

Or get yourself a couple of those $500 Epi pens :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 17, 2016, 04:23:50 PM
200 in Windsor.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on September 20, 2016, 09:00:16 AM
Or get yourself a couple of those $500 Epi pens :o :o :o
Have a friend who just learned he was allergic an almost died - he now has 3 of them - (golf bag, pocket, and house)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 20, 2016, 09:55:47 AM
Have a friend who just learned he was allergic an almost died - he now has 3 of them - (golf bag, pocket, and house)

Glad he can afford them...

unfortunately there are a lot of people out there that can't...

Allergies cross all socioeconomic lines!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 26, 2016, 03:24:13 PM
I know lots of people love to joke about the proverbial 'cat in a tree' call...

This morning Ash Township had a 'public assist' request for a cat that had been up on a power pole in Carleton for 2-3 days.

I've always heard that a cat will eventually get thirst or hungry and find it's own way down.  I suppose the extra danger when it's on a power pole is that (depending upon the configuration of the pole) it might short out the wires and cause an outage.  I also realize that most firefighters aren't really equipped to go poking around the wires on a pole either...

Ash went to a private channel so I'm not sure how they ultimately resolved the situation...

Probably a long hour after they were dispatched I heard them clear the scene when they received another call. 

Reminds me of an old movie...

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1984 RARE VHS Tommy Lee Jones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL1Nmc7woxM#)
Title: Honey... I can't find that tiny little key to the handcuffs!!!
Post by: BigRedDog on October 03, 2016, 01:51:05 PM
I certainly hope this young gal learned a lesson this morning...

know where the key to the handcuffs are 'before' you start your 'games' ;) ;) ;)

I heard a call about 2:14 this morning for MonroeTown...

a 24 yr old female, alert and breathing ok (probably breathing a little extra heavy if we knew the whole story)...

needs assistance getting out of a pair of handcuffs :o :o :o :o :o :o

When the MonroeTown assistant chief first answered he did have the presence of mind (sounds like he's familiar with handcuff calls) to ask if the cuffs were jammed shut of if she just could not find the key ??? ??? ???

The gal at central dispatch (I'm not 100% positive but I thought I detected some 'snickering' in her reply said "she just can't find the key"!!!

Handcuff calls of this nature are only a level 3 response so it took a few minutes for the first responders to check into service...

probably a lifetime if you're the victim and wondering how many firefighters are showing up...

Somehow, someone at the scene must have finally remembered where the key was tucked away because central dispatch cancelled the call just about the time the rescue squad was getting to the 'scene' ;) ;) ;)

The assistant chief had early on requested a patrol car (they carry keys for handcuffs) and been told there were "no cars available" (maybe they were out on the other 5 handcuff calls at the time) ;) ;) ;)

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Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tiny on October 03, 2016, 03:34:18 PM
Maybe they used a hairpin.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on October 03, 2016, 11:14:58 PM
And If memory serves - Fuzz lives in MonroeTown...    he may have dozed off - and then woke up just in time  :)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on October 04, 2016, 09:19:35 AM
And If memory serves - Fuzz lives in MonroeTown...    he may have dozed off - and then woke up just in time  :)

I did make note of the address when the call was dispatched and it was not at the Fuzz household...

however that does't mean he wasn't 'involved' in the situation ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on October 04, 2016, 09:42:15 AM
Another call yesterday afternoon for a woman with multiple bee stings.  There was another call going on in Dundee at the same time and it was hard to distinguish which patient was having extreme difficulty breathing. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on October 21, 2016, 11:11:22 AM
I heard yet another dispatch a few days ago for a bee sting victim.  This person was allergic and already showing difficult breathing symptoms.

I wonder if this is a case of some people that at one time kept their own Epipens but now can't afford them?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on October 21, 2016, 11:21:27 AM
The call itself is not strange but it's the sheer number of calls at one location for the same issue.

I've heard at least 3 calls in the last 3 days for 'low hanging wires'...

all for MonroeTown just east of Raisinville on Dunbar.

I'm sure these are NOT power lines...   both DTE and Consumers are great about keeping their lines 'safe and secure'...

unlike the railroads they do have some liability issues!

So, that leaves phone lines and cable lines (communications lines seems to cover both lately). 

I'm wondering if maybe a combine pulled something loose or if the poles are leaning more and more and letting the wires get lower all of a sudden.  There are lot of poles around the county that really need to be straightened. 

If I was responding out there every day for the same 'issue' I'm afraid that something would happen to that wire so it had to be taken care of 'permanently'.  If emergency services could recover the cost of each and every unnecessary response from the service provider I'll bet they'd be a lot quicker to response.

I literally did hear a call (couple of years ago in the NW corner of the county)...

it was about a 2 inch cable down and the firefighter on the scene said he was just going to fire up the K12 (fire rescue saw) and remove the problem "permanently"!!!

I hope it was just copper wire and not fiber optics...
 
a lot easier to repair copper wires ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on October 22, 2016, 10:47:02 AM
There's an ongoing rescue call right now at the Ottawa Lake Co-Op in Whiteford Township.  The dispatch only gave the actual description as "out back"...   the FD personnel were trying to talk the responding ambulance in across the tracks from the road and back to where the victim was.

Saturday morning at the Co-op in harvest season...   I'll bet it's a zoo of trucks and people.  No details yet as to what actually happened or the victim's condition.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on October 22, 2016, 10:50:58 AM
I heard a water rescue one evening a few nights ago out by the Fermi.  The City FD responded with 'Marine 1'...

hadn't heard that before and then saw a brief reference in a news article that the city had obtained a new boat recently and they were in the process of getting staff Coast Guard certified to operate it. 

Was there something in the news about it that I missed or did it just 'sneak' onto the scene?

Anyone have any details on what it is.

The last article did say that they "launched" it from Riverfront Marina but I wonder if they don't mean that it is docked at RiverFront and they only 'responded' from there?

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on October 27, 2016, 10:08:41 PM
La Salle just got a call for a vehicle stuck on the railroad tracks at S. Otter near Knab Road...

those tracks have been closed for a couple of days for the railroad to re-build the crossing...

with 'Road Closed' and Detour signs very prominently posted!!! 

Either someone swiped the signs or the driver tried going around them at the tracks!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on October 28, 2016, 07:05:54 PM
Here's a new one...

La Salle had a rescue call this afternoon at the southbound truck scale house on 75.


A man on a Greyhound bus that appeared to be extremely intoxicated!

I sure do hope it wasn't the driver :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 07, 2016, 09:34:00 PM
I heard a call for Bedford earlier tonight...

a gas can in the street and on fire!!!

I'm thinking maybe it fell off someone's truck or trailer and caught fire...

after first responders extinguished the fire they were requesting a sheriff deputy.

Sounds like this isn't the first time this has happened in the same area and there are witnesses that watched an individual intentionally light the can.  There were also witnesses that knew where the 'fire bug' had fled to.

Maybe this is the same fire bug that's been hitting the area :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on November 07, 2016, 09:41:52 PM
Let's hope this is the arsonist and they nail him
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on November 08, 2016, 07:52:01 AM
And If memory serves - Fuzz lives in MonroeTown...    he may have dozed off - and then woke up just in time  :)

I did make note of the address when the call was dispatched and it was not at the Fuzz household...

however that does't mean he wasn't 'involved' in the situation ;D ;D ;D

Guys......names should be changed to protect the innocent.   ;)

They do look familiar though......saw them at a block party once.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 09, 2016, 08:39:22 AM
Not sure if this was the results of someone celebrating the election results or someone totally devastated...

City FD had a call along about 2ish out on Detroit Avenue...

a 'female' (no age given) had jumped out of a moving vehicle...

she was bleeding from her head and was unresponsive!

Actually I wouldn't be surprised to find out there may have been some horseplay unrelated to the election results going on.  Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 09, 2016, 09:31:24 AM
Some ridiculously 'petty' sounding calls lately...

leg pain, tummy ache, etc.


Yesterday Monroetown had a call for a person that had cut their finger on a mirror!!!

Do these people have any idea what it costs to send a rescue squad and a crew of first responders plus an ambulance and crew to their location?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 12, 2016, 10:33:35 AM
Not sure if this was the results of someone celebrating the election results or someone totally devastated...

City FD had a call along about 2ish out on Detroit Avenue...

a 'female' (no age given) had jumped out of a moving vehicle...

she was bleeding from her head and was unresponsive!

Actually I wouldn't be surprised to find out there may have been some horseplay unrelated to the election results going on.  Guess we'll just have to wait and see.


An article just posted from the MN on this incident.  Still some investigation going on.  She must have been in rough shape since they didn't take her to ProMedica Monroe!

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20161112/woman-reportedly-jumps-from-moving-car (http://www.monroenews.com/news/20161112/woman-reportedly-jumps-from-moving-car)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on November 13, 2016, 07:03:05 PM
I heard a dispatch earlier...

I think it was for Frenchtown.

A male (I didn't catch his age) with a sore elbow...

from a fall...

SEVERAL WEEKS AGO!!!


Makes you wonder why he didn't take care of it sooner >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 03, 2017, 10:54:36 AM
Frenchtown FD dispatched to a "possible overdose" victim in a vehicle in the parking lot at Planet Fitness...   my wife wondered if maybe they had overdosed on 'exercise' ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on June 03, 2017, 10:59:00 AM
Maybe it was just an older guy walking on a treadmill and the gal in front of him had those yoga pants on.   ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 04, 2017, 10:42:15 AM
Maybe it was just an older guy walking on a treadmill and the gal in front of him had those yoga pants on.   ;)

I can see in some cases where that could cause some coronary strain ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 11, 2017, 11:10:10 AM
I heard a call for Frenchtown a couple of days ago...

someone had either jumped or fallen into the loading dock at the former Sears store at the mall...  I remember a big wall along one side so I'm guessing however it happened they didn't get in there accidentally!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 14, 2017, 10:52:22 AM
A call in MonroeTown this morning for a natural gas leak.  Sounds like some how a meter got hit and the pipe was leaking gas into the home.  Everyone was out and first responders requested the gas company (MGU?) to respond to shut off the gas before the meter and the leak.  The gas companies first response was they would be there within an hour...   their yard is within 2 miles of the gas leak!  In a few minutes Central Dispatch advised that the gas company would be there within 20 minutes and they were requesting that the power company and the phone company both shut off their systems. 

I'm curious just how many homes still actually have a working phone inside ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 14, 2017, 12:47:33 PM
Frenchtown on scene of an unknown boat that has drifted in restricted waters offshore from Fermi.  Apparently there were people aboard waving their arms!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on June 14, 2017, 04:27:03 PM
I have a working phone. If it weren't for my alarm system I wouldn't have one.   
With all the technology in wifi cameras sound and sound  that's probably a better way to go than an alarm system now
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 19, 2017, 08:55:03 AM
A very busy day for local firefighters yesterday...

everything from 'controlled' burns (not sure how you can expect to control a burn in the wind we had yesterday) to water rescues on Lake Erie.

I think we will continue to see an increase in the number of people with these relatively inexpensive 'pop' plastic kayaks and therefore an increase in the rescues.  Taking one offshore 3 miles on a 'dead' calm day is risky enough but in the winds we had yesterday you're just looking for trouble. 

As the article mentions if someone does tip their kayak over it's not real easy to get back into it in deep water. 

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20170618/kayaker-rescued-after-his-boat-flipped-on-lake-erie (http://www.monroenews.com/news/20170618/kayaker-rescued-after-his-boat-flipped-on-lake-erie)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on June 19, 2017, 09:11:44 AM
A call in MonroeTown this morning for a natural gas leak.  Sounds like some how a meter got hit and the pipe was leaking gas into the home.  Everyone was out and first responders requested the gas company (MGU?) to respond to shut off the gas before the meter and the leak.  The gas companies first response was they would be there within an hour...   their yard is within 2 miles of the gas leak!  In a few minutes Central Dispatch advised that the gas company would be there within 20 minutes and they were requesting that the power company and the phone company both shut off their systems. 

I'm curious just how many homes still actually have a working phone inside ??? ??? ???


They should have just called the 1-800 number...   
it appears utilities don't want you to call 911 anymore for emergencies

From their web:

Emergency procedures
Please call us immediately if you think you may have a natural gas emergency.

Report A Gas Emergency Gas Emergencies - Get out of the building immediately.
800-401-6451
Natural gas leaks
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Natural gas leaks

Natural gas has a distinct, pungent odor so it is easy to detect. Leaking gas can cause an explosion and fire.

If you smell natural gas:

Get everyone out of the house immediately.
DO NOT use the telephone, a flashlight or any electrical switches.
GO to a neighbor's house and call MGU immediately at 800-401-6451


(They do say when it catches on fire - call 911)

http://www.michigangasutilities.com/home/emergency.aspx (http://www.michigangasutilities.com/home/emergency.aspx)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 18, 2017, 09:39:36 AM
La Salle had a fire alarm call earlier at the fireworks store on S. Otter Creek...   I heard central dispatch advise the FD that there was a keyholder on the way but they had an approximately 30 minute eta...

I didn't hear a big boom or feel the earth shake so I'm guessing there was no fire :)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 23, 2017, 08:27:41 AM
Yesterday I heard a dispatch for Bedford Twsp. FD...   there is a man standing beside a white car on W. Erie Road near Lewis Avenue.  He says he is waiting for a train to go by so he can step in front of the train.  Also, the caller feels the man 'may' have mental issues!

For anyone not familiar with the location there are tracks for the Ann Arbor Railroad that run right there so the person waiting for the train was not completely nuts!!!

As I usually do on a call along that line I texted our oldest daughter and son to advise them...   just in case they happen to be in that area they can be aware of what is going on.   In a very short time I received a reply from our son which turned out to be hilarious. 

He lives not far from there and the AA rail tracks go behind his house but within easy sight. 

His reply:  "Well he may be waiting a long time.  I haven't seen a train go by here all day!"

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 23, 2017, 08:35:48 AM
And then this morning...   after daybreak a 'public assist' call for La Salle Township FD.

A request for assistance in getting a dog off the roof of a house...   a German Shepherd!

Now, my first question as I was drinking my 2nd cup of coffee is 'how into the hellllll' does a dog get up on the roof of a house in the first place?

If it was a cat I'd say just leave it alone and it will come down by itself 'eventually'...

with a dog I'm not so sure on that :-\ :-\ :-\

For the record...   it's not even a full moon...   in fact tonight will actually be the 'new' moon I think ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: rwwjr on July 23, 2017, 01:59:18 PM
Bedford just dispatched to help 4 people with a 700lb safe stuck on stairway.  Subject afraid to let go  "May fall on 2 of them"
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 23, 2017, 02:39:57 PM
Bedford just dispatched to help 4 people with a 700lb safe stuck on stairway.  Subject afraid to let go  "May fall on 2 of them"

I'm glad you posted that.  I heard the call but missed the key word of "safe"...

I hope these were all relatives or really, really, really good friends that were there helping with this project!

I got to wondering what the minimum building code is for a stairway as far as how many pounds they're build to support.

Four 200 pound friends (you don't call the light weight friends for a project like this) and a 700 pound safe is 3/4 of a ton...

and another four (or even more) firefighters to the mix and you have a lot of load!!! 

I didn't hear a call for the rescue squad or an ambulance so guessing no one got hurt!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on July 23, 2017, 06:09:32 PM
I wonder how this turned out..only so much room in a stairwell
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 23, 2017, 10:47:06 PM
I wonder how this turned out..only so much room in a stairwell

I'm guessing no news is good news in this case. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 29, 2017, 09:54:56 AM
This wasn't local and I'm glad I wasn't on the call...

Seems like this was east toward Cleveland or maybe even Pennsylvania...

A woman called 911 and was literally screaming that she had a boa constrictor wrapped around her head and neck and that it was also biting her nose.  They had audio of the call and she was frantic.  Even the dispatcher can be heard talking in the background (presumably to co-workers) that she had never had a call like this before!!!

FD on the scene ultimately had to cut the snakes head off to get it to let go of the victim.  This was a snake she had 'rescued' the day before.  She also had several more snakes inside her home :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 29, 2017, 01:20:47 PM
Sounds like a set of boots to me.... ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 05, 2017, 08:51:49 AM
Erie Township FD just now dispatched to I-75 for a man laying along the road and waving at vehicles driving by!!!

Sounds like the start of a good day :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 05, 2017, 08:56:20 AM
Erie Township FD just now dispatched to I-75 for a man laying along the road and waving at vehicles driving by!!!

Sounds like the start of a good day :o :o :o

More info now as Erie goes into service.  These may not be 'friendly' waves but rather someone waving for help!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 05, 2017, 09:00:57 AM
More info now as Erie goes into service.  These may not be 'friendly' waves but rather someone waving for help!

Finally a few good Samaritans stopped and there are no medical issues...

the man was only looking for a ride :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on August 05, 2017, 09:19:43 AM
He will get a ride in a police veh now
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 06, 2017, 09:10:51 AM
A call for La Salle yesterday afternoon.  I knew La Salle was on fair duty Saturday.  The dispatch came in as a man falling 100 feet out of a tree!  My first thought was not many people can fall a hundred feet and survive...  2nd thought was 'where is there a tree in La Salle that someone can be up a hundred feet? 

The La Salle crew at the fair immediately requested an assist from MonroeTown (SOP for when they're on fair duty).

When MonroeTown was toned out the dispatched indicated the victim was a 42 yr old male and that he was conscious and talking to relatives.

The first responder on the scene indicated that the victim's lower arm was broken but he was otherwise stable.  The responder also indicated he had fallen approximately 35 feet.  That is obviously less than a hundred feet.

We drove by later (after all the responders were gone).  The tree probably is one of the tallest trees in La Salle and it was very, very dead.  It should have been taken down several years ago.  It's on the shoulder of the road so not sure if it is a Road Commission project or if it's the property owner's responsibility.  There was also a limb (maybe 8-10 inch diameter) on the ground with lots of smaller pieces broken off.  It was on the edge of a wheat field that had been harvested recently and it had fallen after the harvesting was done.  Also on the ground was a (formerly) nice shiny Werner bright orange extension ladder maybe 24 or 28 feet long.  The top half was twisted one way and the bottom half was not only twisted but the bottom 4-5 feet of the legs were at about a 30 degree angle. 

The ladder was under the big limb that had fallen so it appears both the victim and the limb rode the ladder down.  That somewhat slower descent may be what saved the guy :-\ :-\ :-\  The whole situation certainly could have been a lot worse!

I checked last night and it's not even a full moon until tomorrow ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 06, 2017, 01:16:50 PM
Always better to hire a professional tree company like Erie Tree to do any tree work.  Better than busting your butt when things go wrong and they usually do.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on August 06, 2017, 01:41:48 PM
Nothing went wrong but I took 3 of us 8 hrs to cut down 2 Bradford pear trees yesterday, hauling away the brush and cutting up the wood
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 07, 2017, 10:14:34 AM
A pole barn burned up on Exeter road this morning.  Sounded like a passerby spotted it and not only called 911 but went back to wake up the homeowner.  The barn was detached from the house but couldn't tell from the scanner if there was any damage to the house or not. 

FDs are just clearing the scene from that one right now.  Sounded like 3 or 4 total depatments responded.  I heard Milan on the radio but they don't dispatch them from Monroe County...   either have to call them direct or go through Washtenaw I guess.  Their fire station is actually in Monroe County's section of Milan but most of their service area is north of the county line.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 07, 2017, 01:15:00 PM
Nothing went wrong but I took 3 of us 8 hrs to cut down 2 Bradford pear trees yesterday, hauling away the brush and cutting up the wood

I quit hauling away brush a few years ago...  after I got the PTO chipper.  I make chip piles now.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 08, 2017, 09:26:30 AM
At some point (most likely between 4-5 am) I hears on the scanner "La Salle Captain One on the scene".

I did't hear the dispatch or anyone go into service...

or any other chatter at the scene or them leaving the scene!!!

I was just awake enough to realize it wasn't here so I rolled over and that was it...

back to dreamland!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 11, 2017, 09:47:53 AM
And just like that the 'quiet' ends...

Two men standing on top of their 18' boat which is completely underwater!  At least they kept a cell phone dry.  They estimate they're out about 3-5 miles and between the Fermi and the coalburner.  That's a lot of area to look for a small object.  The Coast Guard is responding too. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 11, 2017, 09:53:30 AM
The dispatcher was able to get GPS co-ordinates from the victim's phone and is giving those to the Frenchtown FD responders.  Hopefully they can plug those into whatever unit they use (generic is Garmin) and navigate their boat directly to that point.  The boat will be moving some but shouldn't be out of view.

The victims are stating that they are in about 25 feet of water and the water is up to their chest.  They do have life jackets on.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 11, 2017, 10:11:40 AM
The Frenchtown boat has located the victims. 

Central had lost contact a few minutes ago although she did say that the victims could see the boats heading towards them.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 11, 2017, 10:32:12 AM
And now the scanner is quiet again :) :) :)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 11, 2017, 12:35:49 PM
A person stuck in an elevator call...  not something we hear around here very often.

At Merkle funeral home on Sunday Dixie!!!

Remind me to avoid the elevator there :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 12, 2017, 09:17:08 AM
There were a few times yesterday that things were crazy busy on the fire channel again.  Frenchtown had another water rescue at the state park...   a 12 yr old in his rowboat got caught up in the offshore wind and couldn't get back to shore.  Before responders arrived a good Samaritan went out in his kayak and retrieved the boat and the boy. 

I heard a department being assigned emergency channel 3 at least a couple of times.

The call at Merkle's for the stuck elevator only took a few minutes. 

Then the strangest call of the day was the last one I heard before I dozed off. I actually hope I heard the 'age' wrong on this one but my ears still seem to be in pretty good condition although sometimes the scanner gets a little garbled.

The call was at the state park (3rd one of the day) in the campground.  A 75 yr old man possibly overdosed on heroin!!!

Again, I hope I heard that age wrong.  You would think by 75 he would have learned the dangers of that life!!!  But, again, we are under a full moon :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 13, 2017, 08:34:24 AM
This was one of the rescue calls during the 'crazy time' Friday afternoon!

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20170812/girl-15-drowns-swimming-in-backyard-pool (http://www.monroenews.com/news/20170812/girl-15-drowns-swimming-in-backyard-pool)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 28, 2017, 10:44:09 AM
Rescue call for the City FD...

a woman needs help getting out of the shower!!!

But she also advises that her shepherd is "not friendly"!!!

My wife even commented that it looks like she's going to be stuck in the shower!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 08, 2017, 07:25:32 PM
I heard a call this afternoon (I don't recall where or what department) for an electric meter that was smoking!!!

The first thing that came to mind was that someone has one of the new remote read meters and they were having a problem with that.  I never did hear the results of the call.      I'm thinking there must have been some kind of a dead short beyond the meter itself.  I can't imagine what would be in a meter to start smoking either.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Professor H on September 20, 2017, 12:08:58 PM
Rescue call for the City FD...

a woman needs help getting out of the shower!!!

But she also advises that her shepherd is "not friendly"!!!

My wife even commented that it looks like she's going to be stuck in the shower!!!
LOL   one of my friends "nightmares" was that we would have to come in after she fell in the shower! 

Of course she was a looker and we assured her the response would be prompt and plenty of help would be there! 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 21, 2017, 11:34:21 AM
LOL   one of my friends "nightmares" was that we would have to come in after she fell in the shower! 

Of course she was a looker and we assured her the response would be prompt and plenty of help would be there!

Does she own a shepherd?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 26, 2017, 09:42:20 PM
Heard a call this afternoon just as we were leaving to head into town.  A tanker was leaking an unknown liquid in front of Jack's Lawn on Dunbar just east of Telegraph.  Also something about the rail crossing but it didn't make any sense (maybe I missed a few words).  We were about on our way anyway so I figured I go up Telegraph (I actually try to avoid it as often as I can) and see if we could see anything.  Not only was Dunbar not closed off we could still drive right past the scene...   a ditch full of the unidentified liquid with a fresh load of sand dumped to form a dam to keep it out of the drain or whatever it is that runs along the railroad tracks just to the east of there.  I'm sure if the wind hadn't been out of the southwest I would have known right away what it was but. That's about when we noticed that the railroad crossing lights were activated on the south stanchion but the north stanchion was on the ground with the crossing buck across the tracks.  The buck was up on the south one and the lights flashing but people were just driving through so I proceeded the same way.  When we came back the CSX truck was there repairing the stanchion and there were temporary 'STOP' signs posted and people were actually stopping...  probably because there was a MSP Trooper sitting about 150' ahead.  At that point I recognized right away what the identified liquid was...  not because I could smell it (never did in fact) but because I immediately recognized the equipment they were using to retrieve the liquid from the ditch.  It was the machine that plows the treated human waste into the farm fields.  Then I saw the sign on the tank so it left little doubt.  Again, glad the wind was blowing out of the southwest ;) ;) ;)

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20170926/truck-hits-crossing-loses-sludge (http://www.monroenews.com/news/20170926/truck-hits-crossing-loses-sludge)

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Check out the language under the photo...   Ray says a wench was used to move the crossing buck...  I think he means either a winch or maybe a witch ;D ;D ;D

(http://kddidit.com/images/pinterest/pinterest-66-wenchWinchWrench.png)Anot

Another story says it was "raw sewage"...

yes it was sewage but it's not completely 'raw'...   it has been treated a few times at the various steps in a sewage plant and then it is the remaining residue 'sludge' that is left over after you can't treat it or break it down anymore.  That material is then hauled out to various farms and injected into the ground as a fertilizer...

I wonder how much of that is what is turning Lake Erie green ??? ??? ???

Looks like Jack may be having a sale on landscape stone next week...   check out the picture 8) 8) 8)

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20170926/update-truck-lost-4000-gallons-of-raw-sewage (http://www.monroenews.com/news/20170926/update-truck-lost-4000-gallons-of-raw-sewage)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Maverick on September 26, 2017, 11:26:51 PM
The story has been fixed. It now says winch.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 27, 2017, 09:08:46 AM
The story has been fixed. It now says winch.

Maybe Ray K is one of our frequent lurkers ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 27, 2017, 02:13:53 PM
Contrast how the NBA handled their national anthem protests.


The NBA and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf have fixed the price of his stance on--or refusing to stand for--the national anthem. It's $31,707 every time it's played before a Denver Nugget game.

That's the per-game portion of Abdul-Rauf's $2.6-million annual salary. The NBA suspended him Tuesday and said he will have to forfeit it as long as he refuses to obey a league rule that states "players, coaches and trainers are to stand and line up in a dignified posture . . . during the playing of the American and/or Canadian national anthems."

No exceptions.


[url]http://articles.latimes.com/1996-03-13/sports/sp-46409_1_mahmoud-abdul-rauf[/url] ([url]http://articles.latimes.com/1996-03-13/sports/sp-46409_1_mahmoud-abdul-rauf[/url])


That is a strange call...

I never heard any of that on the scanner :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on September 27, 2017, 03:20:04 PM
HEY BIGRED. YOU CAN MOCK BUT OUR MAN EXCELSIOR IS WORKING DAY AND NIGHT TO EN LIGHTEN ALL 10 MONROETALKS MEMBERS LEFT ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL OUR MAN TRUMP IS DOING. I HAVE BEEN BUSY BUT IM SO HAPPY THAT OUR MAN EXCELSIOR IS ON THE CASE FIGHTING AND DEFENDING TRUMP TO EVERYONE ON THIS BLOG EVEN THOUGH THEY ALREADY LOVE TRUMP ANYWAYS.
HOW ABOUT OUR MAN TRUMP!!! I HAVENT HAD A CHANCE TO COMMENT SINCE HIS WONDERFUL TERM STARTED BUT HOW ABOUT ALL HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS. HE REPEALED AND REPLACED OBAMACARE ON DAY 1 JUST LIKE HE SAID. MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THAT WALL JUST LIKE HE SAID. TRUMP IS THE GREATEST PRESIDENT IN AMAERICAN HISTORY AND IM SO GLAD MY REPUBLICAN BRO EXCELSIOR PUTS IN ALL THIS TIME TO KEEP REMINDING US OF THAT FACT. HE BROUGHT BACK ALL THE COAL JOBS. HE NEVER TAKES VACATIONS AND PLAYS GOLF LIKE THAT BUM OBAMA DID. HE LOCKED UP HILARY! HES KEPT ALL HIS PROMISES AND THE ONLY PERSON HAPPIER THAN ME IS MY TRUMP LOVING BROTHER EXCELSIOR.
I GOTTA RUN BUT KEEP PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF TRUMP MY BROTHER EXCELSIOR! IM SO PROUD OF ALL THE WORK YOU PUT IN TO REMIND US ALL HOW GREAT HE IS.  I KNOW YOU MISS ME BUT IM SO GLAD YOU CARRY THE WATER FOR OUR MAN I TRY TO READ YOUR BRILLANT PRO TRUMP POSTS EVERY CHANCE I GET. IT DOESN’T MATER WHERE YOU POST IT JUST POST IT!!!!!  WE LOVE OUR MAN TRUMP SO SO MUCH. SORRY ABOUT THE ALLCAPS LIKE MY BRO EXCELSIORS BLUE LETTERS ITS HARD TO HOLD BACK WHEN WE ARE SO EXITED ABOUT OUR MAN TRUMP.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 27, 2017, 05:21:19 PM
Contrast how the NBA handled their national anthem protests.


The NBA and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf have fixed the price of his stance on--or refusing to stand for--the national anthem. It's $31,707 every time it's played before a Denver Nugget game.

That's the per-game portion of Abdul-Rauf's $2.6-million annual salary. The NBA suspended him Tuesday and said he will have to forfeit it as long as he refuses to obey a league rule that states "players, coaches and trainers are to stand and line up in a dignified posture . . . during the playing of the American and/or Canadian national anthems."

No exceptions.


[url]http://articles.latimes.com/1996-03-13/sports/sp-46409_1_mahmoud-abdul-rauf[/url] ([url]http://articles.latimes.com/1996-03-13/sports/sp-46409_1_mahmoud-abdul-rauf[/url])


HEY BIGRED. YOU CAN MOCK BUT OUR MAN EXCELSIOR IS WORKING DAY AND NIGHT TO EN LIGHTEN ALL 10 MONROETALKS MEMBERS LEFT ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL OUR MAN TRUMP IS DOING. I HAVE BEEN BUSY BUT IM SO HAPPY THAT OUR MAN EXCELSIOR IS ON THE CASE FIGHTING AND DEFENDING TRUMP TO EVERYONE ON THIS BLOG EVEN THOUGH THEY ALREADY LOVE TRUMP ANYWAYS.
HOW ABOUT OUR MAN TRUMP!!! I HAVENT HAD A CHANCE TO COMMENT SINCE HIS WONDERFUL TERM STARTED BUT HOW ABOUT ALL HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS. HE REPEALED AND REPLACED OBAMACARE ON DAY 1 JUST LIKE HE SAID. MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THAT WALL JUST LIKE HE SAID. TRUMP IS THE GREATEST PRESIDENT IN AMAERICAN HISTORY AND IM SO GLAD MY REPUBLICAN BRO EXCELSIOR PUTS IN ALL THIS TIME TO KEEP REMINDING US OF THAT FACT. HE BROUGHT BACK ALL THE COAL JOBS. HE NEVER TAKES VACATIONS AND PLAYS GOLF LIKE THAT BUM OBAMA DID. HE LOCKED UP HILARY! HES KEPT ALL HIS PROMISES AND THE ONLY PERSON HAPPIER THAN ME IS MY TRUMP LOVING BROTHER EXCELSIOR.
I GOTTA RUN BUT KEEP PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF TRUMP MY BROTHER EXCELSIOR! IM SO PROUD OF ALL THE WORK YOU PUT IN TO REMIND US ALL HOW GREAT HE IS.  I KNOW YOU MISS ME BUT IM SO GLAD YOU CARRY THE WATER FOR OUR MAN I TRY TO READ YOUR BRILLANT PRO TRUMP POSTS EVERY CHANCE I GET. IT DOESN’T MATER WHERE YOU POST IT JUST POST IT!!!!!  WE LOVE OUR MAN TRUMP SO SO MUCH. SORRY ABOUT THE ALLCAPS LIKE MY BRO EXCELSIORS BLUE LETTERS ITS HARD TO HOLD BACK WHEN WE ARE SO EXITED ABOUT OUR MAN TRUMP.



Will both of you please take your hate speech back to the politics where it belongs and perhaps even appreciated.  Both posts are radically 'off topic' for this thread.

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TO EN LIGHTEN ALL 10 MONROETALKS MEMBERS LEFT


Keep pushing...

you're getting closer to only 9 members left!!!

I'm going to lock the thread down and see if you two will go back and play in your own sandbox...

one of the biggest issues this country is facing is that no one seems to be able to follow the most basic and easy to understand rules and guidelines.

Shaking my head in disbelief that a couple of adults have such a low level of comprehension!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 05, 2018, 12:39:41 PM
Heard  a call for Bedford last night...

something about injuries from a high speed airbag deployment!

They originally dispatched all 3 stations...   I assume that the dispatcher assumed that there was some kind of a wreck or crash at the location. 

After a couple of minutes the dispatcher came back on to advise that apparently the 'crash' and air bag deployment had happened at another location.  If he said where it was I don't remember hearing that part. 

The victim at the scene was only suffering from the impact of the airbag.  That alone can be pretty traumatic and with all the potential Takata airbags still out there it could add additional trauma. 

I am curious why they left the scene of whatever they hit though :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 08, 2018, 09:23:41 AM
I heard a very strange call for Erie yesterday afternoon. 

I'm not going into any details...   waiting to see if it makes the news :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on January 08, 2018, 09:38:15 AM
Oh oh,  this might be good
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Monroe Native on January 09, 2018, 07:31:40 PM
So did it make the news?

 8)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on January 09, 2018, 11:30:21 PM
You aren't going to leave us hanging are you?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2018, 08:40:52 AM
So did it make the news?

 8)

You aren't going to leave us hanging are you?

I haven't seen anything in the news yet...   I won't leave you hanging.

I also haven't seen an obituary yet either which adds a little more to the mystery!



Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2018, 09:33:06 AM
Toledo is requesting a station standby from a Monroe County FD.  It's not strange to hear a mutual aid request like that but you don't hear Toledo requesting it very often.

Not only multiple traffic crashes across the county but also multiple slip and falls with injuries too.  Glad we don't have anywhere we have to go this morning.

There's also a shortage of ambulances due to the heavy number of calls in both Toledo and Monroe County.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2018, 10:13:04 AM
And now Washington Township is requesting Morin Point for a station standby while WT is helping Toledo on multiple calls.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2018, 10:50:17 AM
La Salle VFD has had Dixie Hwy closed in both directions just south of Roselawn for the last hour at least. 

Recent scanner traffic was the fire chief requesting a patrol car due to an issue with a semi driver refusing to follow traffic 'directions' from a firefighter.

Too bad when an ego has to get in the way of an already bad situation :( :( :(
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 18, 2018, 07:43:44 PM
Bedford had a 'public assist' call earlier.

A woman locked her 1 year old in the car.  I didn't catch if the car was still running or not.

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 20, 2018, 11:10:49 AM
I think this was on a city fire dispatch yesterday.

"The victim is 'partially' trapped in the vehicle!"

I'm not sure exactly which part of the victim's body was trapped...

or maybe which part wasn't trapped ??? ??? ???

I know if I was the one trapped it wouldn't be a laughing matter but sometimes some of these calls leave a little to the imagination.

Typically the dispatcher merely passes along the information they are getting from the victim or from John Q. Citizen at the scene.

I didn't ever hear any major discussion from the scene so it must not have been a complicated call.

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 27, 2018, 10:36:48 AM
It was a gorgeous day yesterday with temps in the low 50s.

At one point I heard the scanner and they were dispatching a "motorcycle" fire!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 27, 2018, 03:54:41 PM
Sounds like the old, couldn't get it running so I shot some gas in the carb and it backfired and set the bike on fire...  People aren't too awfully bright.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on January 27, 2018, 05:04:15 PM
If carb catches on fire just keep cranking. It'll suck flames in and most times go out
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 29, 2018, 08:51:50 AM
I did see a couple go by on their motorcycle yesterday afternoon...

maybe going 35 mph (safe speed for our deteriorating road)...

just out for a nice cruise in the sunshine!!!


Another call last night for a 'petroleum' odor in the air but this time I caught the location.  It was at the Sunoco truck stop on US 223 immediately west of US 23.  I didn't hear if they located anything leaking though. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 29, 2018, 09:00:33 AM
If carb catches on fire just keep cranking. It'll suck flames in and most times go out

One hopes...
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 29, 2018, 09:02:45 AM
I did see a couple go by on their motorcycle yesterday afternoon...

maybe going 35 mph (safe speed for our deteriorating road)...

just out for a nice cruise in the sunshine!!!


Another call last night for a 'petroleum' odor in the air but this time I caught the location.  It was at the Sunoco truck stop on US 223 immediately west of US 23.  I didn't hear if they located anything leaking though.

Only bike worth a darn in this county is an off road bike with suspension travel and large diameter wheels.

Wonder how many crashes are occuring.  It's snowing here, pretty hard.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 29, 2018, 09:13:42 AM
Only bike worth a darn in this county is an off road bike with suspension travel and large diameter wheels.

Wonder how many crashes are occuring. It's snowing here, pretty hard.

Literally dozens in the last couple of hours.  Seems to be slowing down now...   maybe because the ground and roads are completely snow covered or maybe because everyone that needed to be somewhere has arrived (or crashed)!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 29, 2018, 09:18:54 AM
http://www.monroenews.com/news/20180129/wintry-weather-leading-to-crashes-across-monroe-county (http://www.monroenews.com/news/20180129/wintry-weather-leading-to-crashes-across-monroe-county)

The crash at Ida West and Lewis is the 4 way flashing red...

you can see the red flashing light from a long distance even in the snow...

any driver would have to know there is a stop ahead and that they need to 'slow down' before they get to the corner.

We need an emoji for shaking my head in disbelief!!!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 29, 2018, 09:51:19 AM
Probably the old 'I have a 4wd so I can go and stop just fine...  As they slide along, wheels locked into the intersection and get creamed.  People are so stupid.  Keeps the bump shops in business at least.  Keeps insurance rates high too.

Got to pay to play being stupid.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 29, 2018, 10:10:20 AM
The last couple of dispatches were vehicle vs a stationary object...   a pole and a tree!

I hate it when one of those jumps out in the road in front of me!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 29, 2018, 05:19:36 PM
CL and I had to go up town earlier and there were 2 in the ditch on Deerfield Road, right across from the Bragg intersection, one facing east. the other west
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 29, 2018, 05:21:13 PM
Trees don't move well unless really slammed hard.  Poles on the other hand being dead trees, tend to snap off.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on January 29, 2018, 06:08:57 PM
Sounds like 75 between Monroe and the state line is the hot stretch this afternoon.  One was a 3 vehicle crash and in another one the vehicle spun out after getting hit by a semi and then the semi kept on going!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 06, 2018, 03:04:04 PM
A motorcycle crash on 75 near the 11 mile marker a bit ago...

My thermometer is showing 22 degrees!

FD was cancelled after LE on the scene advised no injuries!

Maybe the driver just got too cold to hang on :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 28, 2018, 06:30:48 PM
a call for the city FD at the hospital :o :o :o

Turns out it was for a 'woman stuck in an elevator' call.

We were there this morning and there was a tech working on one of the two elevators across from the blood draw waiting room.  I say working but every time I looked over there he was on his cell phone.  Maybe there's an app for that too ;) ;) ;)

The dispatch didn't say which elevator it was but I sure hope it wasn't the same one.

Anyone have any idea how many total elevators there are in the building?  I know there are several that aren't really public.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 04, 2018, 05:29:36 PM
I heard a call for the city earlier today for a 'gas leak' at Monroe's Original Hot Dog on W. Front.

Does anyone know if they're open? 

Unfortunately the term 'gas leak' can be anything from fuel leaking out of a vehicle in the parking lot to someone hit the natural gas meter!

It also reminds me that their 'new' facility in the former Wendy's on Laplaisance has been waiting to open for a long, long, long time!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Maverick on March 04, 2018, 06:50:08 PM
They've been open for a couple of weeks now.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 04, 2018, 07:43:57 PM
They've been open for a couple of weeks now.

Thanks...

lunch tomorrow then!!!

I'm trying to think if we've even been down Front Street in the last couple of weeks.  We went Elm a few times looking at the high water in the river and we went Elm last week when we went to see the damage at the end of Godfroy. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: Maverick on March 04, 2018, 11:04:25 PM
You should get around more. I've been there twice since they opened !!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 05, 2018, 08:24:18 AM
You should get around more. I've been there twice since they opened !!

My wife fell on the ice before Valentine's Day.  She didn't break anything but she's been sore so we've stayed close to home unless we 'had' to be out. 

We'll catch up 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 05, 2018, 08:56:18 AM
I heard a rescue call around 4ish this morning for Erie FD. 

A pickup off the road on Telegraph across from Alcatraz with a man just sitting inside. 

I wondered if he was a customer and maybe got a late start leaving.

Just as the FD was getting into service the dispatcher cancelled them.  Stated there was a deputy on the scene and rescue wouldn't be necessary but the deputy was requesting the ambulance to continue!!!

I didn't hear anything else but got I've got a hunch someone got a ride in an ambulance and his truck got a ride on a rollback!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on March 05, 2018, 10:20:36 AM
My wife fell on the ice before Valentine's Day.  She didn't break anything but she's been sore so we've stayed close to home unless we 'had' to be out. 

We'll catch up 8) 8) 8)

Hope she's feeling better soon.  I took a direct hit on my shoulder a couple of years ago not paying attention.  Nothing broken either but after a couple of weeks i had to go to a chriopractor.  All is good now.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 05, 2018, 12:09:29 PM
Hope she's feeling better soon.  I took a direct hit on my shoulder a couple of years ago not paying attention.  Nothing broken either but after a couple of weeks i had to go to a chriopractor.  All is good now.

She's doing better every day but still has a ways to go.  She was getting out of the truck on the very slippery ice and down she went.  She had read an article just a couple of days before that on 'how to fall on the ice'.  She managed to get her hands down to break her fall before she 'sat' down on the ice.  The pull on her arms went to her sternum and pulled her ribs loose from the cartilage.  It hurts and with her other issues there isn't much she can take. 

So, she doesn't like to get out much either but we'll go to Kroger in a bit and get a few things before it snows in the next couple of days.  Then she can hibernate for a couple of more days.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 05, 2018, 06:28:18 PM
We did make it into Monroe's Original on the way to the lab at the hospital.  I'll bet they all knew where we went for lunch 8) 8) 8)

I did notice what looked like a nice shiny new gas meter on the east side of the building.  Made me wonder if maybe someone hit it with a vehicle :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 07, 2018, 08:01:55 AM
The city FD had a 'public assist' call yesterday afternoon.

The caller lives in an upstairs apartment right downtown and they suddenly had water running down from their ceiling!

To me that sounds more like a 'call your landlord' type of call but on the other hand maybe the tenant had already attempted that.

Most rural departments don't get many 'public assist' calls although they're not unheard of. 

I guess rural cats even know enough to come down out of trees by themselves ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 07, 2018, 12:42:29 PM
The city FD had a 'public assist' call yesterday afternoon.

The caller lives in an upstairs apartment right downtown and they suddenly had water running down from their ceiling!

To me that sounds more like a 'call your landlord' type of call but on the other hand maybe the tenant had already attempted that.

Most rural departments don't get many 'public assist' calls although they're not unheard of. 

I guess rural cats even know enough to come down out of trees by themselves ;) ;) ;)

When they get hungry enough...  They come down....
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 11, 2018, 05:52:03 PM
I walked into the house and caught just part of the scanner traffic about the Coast Guard towing a boat into shore for one of the rescue squads to meet up with but never could figure out who it was.

Did anyone else happen to hear or see anything?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 17, 2018, 10:18:52 AM
Last night just after dark a dispatch to Thorne Brothers Golf Course for Berlin FD.

"several trees on fire"....

Once the first responder was on the scene they stated there was one fire in the area of a shed and a dumpster and another fire nearby in an area of several trees. 

Sounded like they were able to extinguish everything with no issues.

Seems suspicious all the way around!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 18, 2018, 10:19:56 AM
Rescue call about 1 am this morning for "a man that has been drinking since early this morning"...

now the only question is was he Irish or just a wannabe Irishman?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 18, 2018, 01:53:03 PM
Least it wasn't a Narcan call.... ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 27, 2018, 05:40:11 PM
Two rescue calls at two different branches of the library within 20 minutes!

First one downtown at the Dorsch Branch and then one at main Ellis library out on S. Custer.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on March 31, 2018, 09:37:57 AM
Probably children going into shock that information can be obtained from books instead of a smart phone.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on March 31, 2018, 09:40:57 AM
Probably children going into shock that information can be obtained from books instead of a smart phone.

As logical as that may seem at least the call downtown was for a woman that was in her 80s if I'm getting the calls straight.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on March 31, 2018, 09:54:56 AM
LOL, yea, my sarcasm came out.

I was at a fine-dining place last week having supper with a business associate and just observed families out doing the same.  Almost every table, young and old, had their neck's bent looking at their smart phones instead of good old fashioned talking.  One younger family with two children all had them out before their meals came out and I thought how sad.

I'm sure they would have preferred text messaging their meal orders to the waitress rather than verbally order.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on March 31, 2018, 10:26:59 AM
"I'm sure they would have preferred text messaging their meal orders to the waitress rather than verbally order."
That's coming to a place near you sooner than you think.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 05, 2018, 08:47:26 AM
A working call right now...

wires down on a vehicle with someone in the vehicle and the tires are on fire!!!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 09, 2018, 02:26:27 PM
A car fire...

near the gas pumps at the Murphy station on North Telegraph!

Frenchtown is still on the way as I type!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 15, 2018, 12:02:02 PM
The gal that is dispatching on the fire frequency today sounds like she's either getting a cold or is just getting over one!

I hope it's the latter and she's on the rebound. 

She has had to do a lot of talking today so I'm sure that isn't helping how she feels!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 15, 2018, 04:37:18 PM
A dispatch for a car that just went off of I-75 near Front Street included "the car is now starting to take on water"!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: rwwjr on April 16, 2018, 12:38:55 PM
The gal that is dispatching on the fire frequency today sounds like she's either getting a cold or is just getting over one!

I hope it's the latter and she's on the rebound. 

She gets like that 2 or 3 times a year.  Has for a very long time.  Even while I was working we would get that

She has had to do a lot of talking today so I'm sure that isn't helping how she feels!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 16, 2018, 01:16:39 PM
She gets like that 2 or 3 times a year.  Has for a very long time.  Even while I was working we would get that

I have to giver her credit in that she hung right in there and took care of business.  Probably one of the busiest days they've had in several months. 

I realized that during lunch I was hearing a man's voice so I though maybe she'd gone home but after lunch she was right back at it. 

I've lost track of who is who down there anymore but at one time one of the gals was also a firefighter in Sylvania, OH.  We were at one of their pancake breakfasts one morning and I heard her talking and I'm going "I recognize the voice but don't know the gal".

I finally went and asked her how I knew her voice.  She laughed and then explained what she did with her working life. 

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 19, 2018, 11:47:26 AM
Ida rescue was dispatched a bit ago to Lewis and M-50 for an elderly man acting strange.  The call came in through Onstar.  By the time Ida could get there the vehicle had left.  Onstar was tracking the vehicle and conveying the GPS co-ordinates to central who was then relaying the info to Ida.  At this point the vehicle has left the general area.

Hopefully any personal situation has also been taken care of. 

I haven't owned a GM vehicle for years so don't know what all Onstar can do.

Can Onstar determine a driver is behaving strange or would there have had to have been a person activating Onstar for this to have occured?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 21, 2018, 09:40:03 AM
Just after 1 am this morning I woke up.  The scanner had been quiet but had a sudden surge.  It's actually interesting how often that will happen.

The first call was for a person that could not locate their meds so they were calling for assistance.  A lot better to run a call to help like that than to have to run an emergency call later because they hadn't been taking their meds on schedule.

The other two calls were vehicle crashes...

that's a fairly popular time of the morning for those. 

A responding patrol car called the FD off before they arrived on one and the other one I don't remember much...

must have fallen back asleep!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on April 21, 2018, 05:25:38 PM
Onstar knows everything your veh is doing.  it knows when you crash.  it knows how fast you are going.
It knows how you are driving. It knows when you are braking.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: rwwjr on April 22, 2018, 02:34:47 PM
Onstar knows everything your veh is doing.  it knows when you crash.  it knows how fast you are going.
It knows how you are driving. It knows when you are braking.


Does it know when you're asleep?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 23, 2018, 08:30:47 AM
Does it know when you're asleep?

That is what the initial call sounded like...   

that it was Onstar that had somehow decided the driver was having medical issues of some kind.  I never did hear where any department had intercepted him so hopefully he got wherever he was going ok and won't be back out driving until his issues are resolved.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 10, 2018, 11:09:05 AM
It happened again yesterday at Meijer in Frenchtown Township. 

A call for a 2 year old child locked in the car! 

I do not understand how someone does this. 

We raised three children and neither one of us ever locked the car with anyone left in it!!!


Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 16, 2018, 09:34:00 AM
I didn't actually hear this on the scanner (too far up I-75) but a bunch of first responders had to deal with it.  In all the middle of the night calls out on I-75 or US-10 I ever responded to I never worried too much about it. 

http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2018/05/semi_hauling_8_bengal_tigers_c.html (http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2018/05/semi_hauling_8_bengal_tigers_c.html)


I never did read where the tigers had been or even exactly where they are heading.  I did talk to a guy that is sure he saw the truck going through Toledo the day after the crash.

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on May 20, 2018, 11:17:37 AM
I guess actually none of these were particularly strange calls although a vehicle colliding with a house is still a bit unique. 

I've always found it interesting how the number and intensity of various fire calls occur. 

Yesterday was one of those unique afternoons.  There had been the average calls over the course of the day but overall fairly quiet.

Then a dispatch went out for a vehicle hitting a house in LaSalle and the house and the vehicle were now on fire.  There was a little extra confusion as apparently the LaSalle Chief happened onto the scene while central dispatch was in the process of dispatching the call. 

Then just a few minutes later Erie gets a call a block from their station for a vehicle crash.  It was on the Dixie which is also where the LaSalle call was (corner of Dixie and W. Stein).  Both being on Dixie complicated additional responders being able to just drive up or down the Dixie. 

Somewhere in the string there was a motorcycle crash on Telegraph at CarletonRockwood and then a call that started off in LMR's area but ended up in Exeter.  Original call was for Sumpter at Bluebush but it ended up being several miles north of Bluebush on Sumpter.  No idea how the confusion occurred but this is a perfect example of 'why' a better mapping system for central dispatch would pay off for everyone!  In this case there was probably at least a delay of several minutes for getting help to the victims. 

We drove by the house in LaSalle and I was really surprised to see it still standing and not with as much damage as I expected.  A great response from LaSalle and MonroeTown on that one.  The house was a two story home and probably over a hundred years old.  Most likely balloon framing which creates a series of chimneys to carry the fire from the basement right on up to the attic.  I've often wondered if maybe the house had been a little country store back in the early automobile days.  It looks like there may have been an 'island' for a fuel pump at one time. 

It seems like there were actually couple of other medical calls all thrown into a short timeframe.  This all happened in about as long as it took me to type it (I don't type fast). 

The staff at central dispatch did an excellent job of dealing with some frustrating situations all back to back to back!!!

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 04, 2018, 01:15:21 PM
Dundee had a call this morning for a tractor 'upside down' out off of Bigelow Road.  The caller was able to check and make sure there was no one pinned or even around. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on June 10, 2018, 08:28:19 AM
Two calls overnight for people just laying along the road (not in the driving lane from what I heard on the dispatch). 

Must be the nice weather!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 04, 2018, 11:07:49 PM
I was just getting on to post that most of the fireworks were over and I hadn't heard a single call on the scanner for any issues and just now they're toning out Whiteford and Erie to assist Bedford on a structure fire on Secor road near Smith.  They suspect if may have been ignited by fireworks!!!
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 04, 2018, 11:13:36 PM
Frenchtown had a house fire earlier tonight that was started by a window AC unit. 

I don't think I ever heard of one catching fire. 

I've been to a few houses where something was smoking in the AC (central) unit but never saw one burn.

Last summer I cleaned the 'roof' air on the camper and once I got into it I did find a deflector that was molded from polystyrene beads.  I thought then about the possibility of that block catching fire and then all that air blowing right on it and blowing the smoke right back into the camper.  I did some googling and it doesn't seem to be a big recurring issue.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 05, 2018, 08:19:22 AM
With RV ac units, when they overheat, they trip the breaker.  Never wanted an RV I cannot store in the garage in the off season.  Mine goes in the garage all winter.  Granted, it's somewhat a PITA to get in but, even if I had a motor home, I would have a garage to keep it in.  They hold up so much better when stored inside.

Mine is 4 years old and looks brand new.

Weathering is the number one enemy of any RV, especially to the seals and leaking seals and rot is the number one destroyer of all RV's.  I'd never buy a used one simply because most all used RV's are leaking and rotting.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 05, 2018, 09:15:03 AM
With RV ac units, when they overheat, they trip the breaker.  Never wanted an RV I cannot store in the garage in the off season.  Mine goes in the garage all winter.  Granted, it's somewhat a PITA to get in but, even if I had a motor home, I would have a garage to keep it in.  They hold up so much better when stored inside.

Mine is 4 years old and looks brand new.

Weathering is the number one enemy of any RV, especially to the seals and leaking seals and rot is the number one destroyer of all RV's.  I'd never buy a used one simply because most all used RV's are leaking and rotting.

I spent a couple of decades in the boat service business and the main difference between an RV and a boat is that most boats float and most RVs don't (there are some exceptions). 

Marine AC units use the water to cool the air.  Much more efficient although they're much more expensive. 


My approach to buying used cars and used RVs and practically anything used is to look it over closely and check for the common 'high wear' points. 

I can drive a vehicle for 5 miles and have a pretty good idea what the condition of the suspension is.  Then I put it up on the hoist and give it a close inspection. 

Then negotiate price from there.  I've had dealers drop to 'my price' once I pointed out what some issues were. 

Not much I can't fix (not big on body work and my paint jobs have been known to have a run or a curtain or two but I can get the paint on!!! 

Towable RVs don't have odometers so just look at the axle and spring connections and you can get a pretty good idea how many miles are on the chassis. 

A big movement right now of people restoring some of the original RV camping trailers from back in the 50s.  Some of them look like someone put some lipstick on a pig but some of they are top notch and probably higher quality than some of the lower price products being built today.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on July 05, 2018, 10:26:17 AM
Did you hear anything about the guy that drove his pickup way off the road on Sterns yesterday and killed a young brother and sister that were in the yard?  Seems almost deliberate for some reason.   And 2 people riding in the truck ran away from the scene.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 05, 2018, 10:56:25 AM
Did you hear anything about the guy that drove his pickup way off the road on Sterns yesterday and killed a young brother and sister that were in the yard?  Seems almost deliberate for some reason.   And 2 people riding in the truck ran away from the scene.

I posted about it over in the 'morning news' thread.  Very strange.  I'm thinking he had some kind of a session where he passed out.  If he had the truck on 'cruise control' then it was going to maintain that speed until it hit something solid.  Hard to know if his riders had anything to do with what happened to him but it sure looks suspicious at this point.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 06, 2018, 08:52:23 AM
Higher than 'normal' suicide intervention calls in the heat wave lately. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on July 06, 2018, 10:12:18 AM
Still seems to be unsolved case on Sterns road.  I haven't heard about any witnesses coming forward or whether authorities caught up with the 2 that fled.  i read on Facebook i think that someone in Monroe reported they saw the truck earlier and he was driving erratically.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on July 08, 2018, 09:47:48 AM
I just caught part of a dispatch on the scanner...

a leaking anhydrous ammonia tank.  I heard "main street' in the dispatch so I'm thinking in Maybee.

There were a few calls last week for them leaking but those were most leakly over pressurization from the heat wave.

It's fairly cool this morning so wouldn't be surprised someone was stealing ammonia overnight. 

For those not aware they use the ammonia for making one of the illicit street 'drugs'...   right now I don't remember which one it is.

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 06, 2018, 07:11:41 PM
Frenchtown had a run this afternoon for a house hit by lightning out on Bates Lane.  It didn't sound like there was an active fire although the residents did say they could see smoke inside the house. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 14, 2018, 09:42:56 PM
La Salle VFD had a call this evening for a possible personal injury crash at an intersection that doesn't exist. 

Yargerville Road and S. Dixie. 

Fortunately this is meeting night for La Salle and they were able to see as they pulled out of the station that it was at South Otter Creek and S. Dixie which is the corner between the post office and Trapperz if you're not real familiar with the corner.  I don't know how the injury situation turned out but the first call for additional 'aid' was for South County Water to send a service truck because the vehicle involved in the crash was sitting on top of the fire hydrant. 

Isn't that a ticketable (Google doesn't like that word) offense?

I have to go to a meeting tomorrow morning so I'll go by and see how the hydrant fared.  I'm thinking probably better than the vehicle ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 14, 2018, 10:49:51 PM
Never had a scanner, don't want one either.  I know you are about that stuff being a volunteer fireman.  I find the chatter boring from what I've heard in the past.

Like a CB radio.  99% junk, 1% good.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 15, 2018, 06:56:25 AM
Never had a scanner, don't want one either.  I know you are about that stuff being a volunteer fireman.  I find the chatter boring from what I've heard in the past.

Like a CB radio.  99% junk, 1% good.


Probably just about the right ratio but like on the CB that 1% can be critical in certain scenarios like a severe weather watch.  After a while you just learn to not listen to probably 95% of it and only focus in when it gets important.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 17, 2018, 08:38:08 PM
The city had a rescue call earlier for an assault victim with gas in his eyes.  I'm guessing that is gasoline in his eyes.

Maybe someone caught him peeking in their gas tank?  I'm guessing we may hear more about this one eventually.

Summerfield is out on a call for the top of a power pole on fire.  Those are always tough ones because there's just not much the FD can do except watch it burn and stand by until it either burns out or Edison shows up.  We watched Consumer's put one out down in Erie one day.  They took what appeared to be a big dry powder extinguisher up in their bucket and had to shoot the pole a few times to get it to quit burning. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 19, 2018, 09:52:04 AM
Morin Point FD just dispatched to Lost Peninsula for a body recovery.  Someone out kayaking found a body floating in Maumee Bay. 

Sounds like central has their GPS working as they first stated on dispatch a pretty close description (that's rough out in the water) of their location and when MP answered the call central let them know they could send them more detailed info by phone!

It could also be the kayaker is a bit of a techie and just had the presence to send a screenshot of their location to central who is now passing that along to the first responders. 

I haven't heard of anyone missing in the lake other than a couple of days ago over at Put In Bay but I wouldn't think a body would drift west.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 19, 2018, 10:02:16 AM
We were down there boating twice in the last few weeks.  We did see several people fishing up very close to shore.  One looked like maybe he had a bow and arrow and several had their boats near or up on the bank. 

Usually if someone drowns they sink at first and don't float until the body loses density.  The warmer the water and the weather the quicker that happens. 

However, a kayaker could be in water just a few inches deep and therefore able to spot most anything. 

Central just advised MP Fire that the MSP would be on the scene shortly. 

My thoughts are they may want to get Lucas County or Toledo involved too as the state line (and Toledo city limits) are fairly close to the general location. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 19, 2018, 11:21:21 AM
The first Morin Point FD unit cleared the scene at 11:06 am and a couple more have cleared since then.  Now the MSP can figure out who the victim is and how to proceed from there.  The Maumee, The Ottawa, and Halfway Creek all flow out of Ohio although at this point would have been at least a half mile into Michigan waters.

Map link to general area.  This is why knowing 'precisely' where to look saves time and money.  They could have had several boats and a coast guard helicopter looking for a kayak if they hadn't known precisely where to go.  With that info the 'recovery' was over in less than 2 hours. 

https://goo.gl/maps/pGCco9qrzFQ2
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: The Fuzz on August 19, 2018, 06:11:15 PM
Probably some guy that just got finished shopping at Dick's Sporting goods thatpissed someone off enough to dump the body in the lake.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 20, 2018, 08:04:07 AM
Probably some guy that just got finished shopping at Dick's Sporting goods thatpissed someone off enough to dump the body in the lake.

Anything is possible at this point. 

I saw on 13ABC Toledo's twitter feed last night that Toledo Police are involved at this point but that they were not releasing the gender or identity of the victim or even how long they estimated the body had been in the water. 

We wend down in the afternoon for a boat ride and I talked to a woman from Point Place that was telling me about a boat they had seen floating in the Ottawa River.  Sounded like that was within the last week or so but no way to know yet if this was related.

There were dozens upon dozens of kayaks on the Ottawa and Halfway Creek.  I wondered if any of them were the one that found the body. 

While we were heading south on Summit Street (still in MIchigan but just north of the state line) a marked MSP car went flying by.  No lights but going obviously faster than should have been for Summit Street.  At that point the trooper had to enter Oho and drive for about a mile and a half before going back into Michigan. 

Hopefully there will be some news today. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 22, 2018, 09:12:29 AM
I still haven't heard anything more on the body at the mouth of the Ottawa River Sunday morning. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on August 22, 2018, 10:03:25 AM
And another body was found about the same time out by West Sister i think.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 22, 2018, 12:24:25 PM
And another body was found about the same time out by West Sister i think.

That was the one at South Bass Island I believe.  He had been missing for a few days after some kind of a boating incident. 

Not hearing on the one from the mouth of the Ottawa makes we wonder if maybe they're having trouble identifying the person and/or the cause of death. 
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 23, 2018, 10:52:00 AM
Ash Township FD was out on a call late yesterday.  Sounded like they may have been up on the county line because they were talking about Huron Township FD at one point.  One of the firefighters reported that there was a word I never did figure out "tangled in the power lines".  They were already waiting for Edison to get there for something else...   maybe a crash into a power pole. 

Just now a call to Judge Vitale's courtroom at the courthouse for a 30 year old woman in a seizure.  I suppose she can't just light up a joint :o :o :o
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on August 27, 2018, 09:35:08 AM
We still don't hear many 'gunshot victims' on the scanner so it kind of woke me up a bit.  You usually don't hear many details during the original dispatch and this one was like that.  Had to wait to read the article in the paper to know what happened.

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20180827/gunshot-fired-at-intruder-he-is-now-in-hospital (http://www.monroenews.com/news/20180827/gunshot-fired-at-intruder-he-is-now-in-hospital)

Has anyone seen or heard anything on the incident with the kayaker finding the body down at Lost Peninsula a week ago?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 11, 2018, 06:53:51 AM
As my alarm was going off in one ear this morning the scanner was chattering in the other ear.

A motorcycle vs. deer crash just south of Sterns on Secor.  The rider ended up not being critically injured but it obviously could have been a lot worse. 

Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 12, 2018, 11:05:45 AM
The MCRC somehow managed to rupture a natural gas line along Spalding Road this morning.  Now Frenchtown is having to call and request that they bring barricades out and close the road so FD can leave while they wait for MGU to shut down the gas leak?

I would hope that the MCRC had called Miss Dig before they started their work.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: BigRedDog on September 12, 2018, 07:37:16 PM
1241 E Elm...   I think that's where they're tearing down the homes adjacent to the battlefield park.

Looters in the home and cut the tubes to the outside AC unit and a large amount of freon is leaking out. 

I'm guessing by the time FD gets there the freon will be long gone.  PD just arrived so maybe they'll at least catch the culprits. 

I'm thinking back and don't ever remember hearing a freon call much less being dispatched to one.  A major freon leak inside could be a big problem but outside it's going to dissipate pretty fast.  Goes up and causes the hole in the ozone layer. 

There may be some oil or compressor lube on the ground but typically there won't be much of it and it isn't particularly any more hazardous than any small oil leak.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 04, 2018, 05:12:38 PM
Guess I don't have to worry about anything strange on a scanner as I don't own one and don't want to really.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on October 04, 2018, 07:02:03 PM
Just so you don't feel left out there is an app you can put on you iPad and phone.  Broadcastify.  You can select the dispatch that's close to you..Obviously I have the Monroe county sheriff, Monroe city police, fire and EMS dispatch
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 04, 2018, 09:03:11 PM
I'll have to check it out.  My apps storage is about full.  I run the Obistan App fro my ATN night vision scope and it take a lot of room on the phone.

I can remotely control the scope and shooting solution from the phone as well as do streaming video with sound.  Pretty neat.

I'm really not much interested in listening to conversations anyway.  I can read about it a few days later in the MN.... ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on October 04, 2018, 09:33:07 PM
I'd go bonkers listening to a scanner.  A couple of nights ago I did fire it up as the sheriff was chasing a guy on foot in Bedford.  They were up and down my street a couple of times.  so I listened to scanner for a bit to see where the guy might be and if I needed to dust off the AR..
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: halo_girl on October 05, 2018, 07:28:11 AM
Just so you don't feel left out there is an app you can put on you iPad and phone.  Broadcastify.  You can select the dispatch that's close to you..Obviously I have the Monroe county sheriff, Monroe city police, fire and EMS dispatch

Thanks for sharing that Blue2:-) have it on my computer playing now
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on October 05, 2018, 08:44:12 AM
Not a big fan of listening to that chatter 24/7.  But it does come in handy sometimes.  Bedford has a Facebook page (Bedford Watch)started by the guy that started up the veterans center that has secured a bunch of volunteers to watch whats going on in the township and post important info to facebook..I saw the chase the other night and fired up the scanner.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: halo_girl on October 05, 2018, 08:48:12 AM
Not a big fan of listening to that chatter 24/7.  But it does come in handy sometimes.  Bedford has a Facebook page (Bedford Watch)started by the guy that started up the veterans center that has secured a bunch of volunteers to watch whats going on in the township and post important info to facebook..I saw the chase the other night and fired up the scanner.

I am running it thru my computer off and on just to check it out for now; then will decide if I will put the app on my tablet.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: blue2 on October 05, 2018, 09:25:13 AM
I did add the app to my laptop but I almost never have that up and running in the evening when most of the chatter takes place that might be of a public safety concern..
And I just bought a 13" Mac Air.  fun to use right now.  I got so tired of Microsoft.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: halo_girl on October 05, 2018, 09:31:08 AM
I did add the app to my laptop but I almost never have that up and running in the evening when most of the chatter takes place that might be of a public safety concern..
And I just bought a 13" Mac Air.  fun to use right now.  I got so tired of Microsoft.

I am on my tablet at night plus have my smaller tablet so may put it on there and that way I can still use the bigger tablet for other things and not have to worry about the audio level.  I hear you on Microsoft - seems they want to control every aspect of what we do on here.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: nails on October 06, 2018, 04:16:49 PM


I have “ 5-0 Radio “ on my phone.
It’s free. Works great and can be turned on as needed.
Even while traveling.
Try it, you’ll like it.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 06, 2018, 06:14:52 PM
I know one thing and that is, if we had to do without laptops and tablets and cell phones, we'd be lost and it might not be all that bad.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: halo_girl on October 06, 2018, 06:20:15 PM
I know one thing and that is, if we had to do without laptops and tablets and cell phones, we'd be lost and it might not be all that bad.

ok granted for some it may not be a bad thing - however in my case, I am here in Michigan, my father is in Vegas, lives alone and is legally blind and relies on me to do his shopping for him once a month and without phones, we would have no conversations.  So it does have it's good and bad for sure.  Oh and seems everything has gone way of technology these days, apply for jobs online, do unemployment online, etc.

(Hope that was a cordial response for you  ;))
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 07, 2018, 06:31:38 AM
Was fine.  There are no set in stone guidelines (except 4 letter word) anyway.  I just don't see the point of combatative (sic) responses.  No problem with me at all.... ;D
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 07, 2018, 06:34:04 AM
I seem to recollect that you are a scrap booker?  If so, do you know the gal out here in Deerfield that has the scrap booking get together's every few weeks?  She owns a house down the road from me that she uses just for that.  Curious if you know her?
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: halo_girl on October 07, 2018, 10:02:05 AM
Was fine.  There are no set in stone guidelines (except 4 letter word) anyway.  I just don't see the point of combatative (sic) responses.  No problem with me at all.... ;D

yayyy looks like maybe I'm not so bad after all  ;)
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: halo_girl on October 07, 2018, 10:03:18 AM
I seem to recollect that you are a scrap booker?  If so, do you know the gal out here in Deerfield that has the scrap booking get together's every few weeks?  She owns a house down the road from me that she uses just for that.  Curious if you know her?

No quite honestly have not been out in that area but yes I am a scrapbooker (well used to be anyways), now I am getting more into making my own cards along with the very occasional scrapbook.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 07, 2018, 12:35:49 PM
She does that too.  I'll have to get her website and post it up.  I know her really well but not from that stuff, she is my neighbor.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: halo_girl on October 07, 2018, 01:02:43 PM
She does that too.  I'll have to get her website and post it up.  I know her really well but not from that stuff, she is my neighbor.

that would be cool

by the way, I unlocked the original scrapbook topic under hobbies if you want to post it there.
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 07, 2018, 02:31:25 PM
that would be cool

by the way, I unlocked the original scrapbook topic under hobbies if you want to post it there.

I'll do that when I talk to her next week
Title: Re: I heard the strangest call on the scanner!
Post by: halo_girl on October 07, 2018, 03:07:02 PM
I'll do that when I talk to her next week

sounds good, I will be watching for it.