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Classic EMS pranks...

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Thought I might toss out there a chance to share a few EMS station prank stories...im sure there is some entertainment to be had here...

My best two are...

My boss went on vacation a few years back...while he was gone we listed his house for sale with a realtor...he came to to people touring his house...

We signed the same boss up for a NAMBLA membership...and had his membership goodies sent to him through the hospital mail system...

anyone else? Im in the mood for some levity...

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This is sort of a prank.

I had a new partner once. Eighteen year old girl right out of high school and EMT school. She was drop dead gorgeous. About 5'11" and built like a supermodel. She was nice enough, but she was overly enthusiastic and too eager to prove herself. She would mimic anything I did in order to fit in. But since she was so eager, I figured I'd have some fun with it.

The station was a small apartment with a small, two-bunk bedroom, a living room/kitchen combo, and a bathroom. The bedroom and bathroom were separated by the living room. I knew this chick didn't have a clue what was normal for station life. And I wasn't going to stop getting comfortable to relax just because there was a girl around. So, like always, I took off my uniform shirt when we were at the station. She did too. Then that evening, after a long day in the heat, I stripped to my underwear and grabbed my bag and towel and headed for the bathroom to take a shower. When I was in the bedroom getting dressed afterwards, she walked in, stripped butt naked, tossed a towel over her shoulder, and walked to the bathroom to take a shower. I was shocked, but not unpleasantly so! Anyhow, this continues for many shifts, with her (and me) frequently walking around the station topless or in her underwear, showering with the door open, and basically living like nudists. Then finally, she worked a shift with another medic one day. The very next day, I walk into the office and the other medic grabbed me and took me into a private office. He was freaking out, haha. He was like, "Dude, that girl is a FREAK! She runs around the station naked!!'

He ended up having an affair with her and his wife found out and trashed the station. They were both fired. :lol:

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While doing ride time for my medic the supervisor I was riding with took out his hurricaine spray and sprayed another medic while he was sleeping. He immediately got a call and couldn't stop drooling on himself. Another time we baby powdered the vents of a buddy's bus so that when they went out they got blasted with powder. My favorite though is a prank played on one of my supervisors at my pt job. He is a horrible snorer and the crew kept telling him if he didn't sleep somewhere else they would get him. He of course blew them off thinking they wouldn't do anything. Well they did. They bought a package of frozen hot dogs and bored out a hole lengthwise. Pushed an IV line through it. Walked up to him while he was sleeping with the hot dogs peeking out from their pants and opened up with the IV. He started sputtering and when he opened his eyes you can just imagine what he thought he was seeing. Makes me laugh everytime I think of it. :lol:

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This is a story one of my friends told me about.... they are bad, bad, children.... hahaha

The cheif likes to make all the "juniors" (eek can't believe I said that) wash the fire trucks before they put them back in service after a call. Of course, he is REALLY picky about how they are cleaned.... so one day, they all got tired of it, and thought they should pull a prank on him..... they got out the nice roll of duct tape, and let's just say he couldn't open the door to his truck and had to crawl in through the passengers side with a pair of scissors... by the way, don't do that, or they extend your probationary period...... haha......

Grace

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40mg of expired Lasix in a really a hole medics coffee while he wasnt looking... had no idea why he was peeing all day long.

then there was the morbidly obese medic. this guy was so fat that the steering wheel would constantally rub against his belly when he drove and he had a permanent rash from it. we are talking 5 to 6 hundred pounds. nobody knew how he passed a medical. he was not a nice guy so...we took pictures of two of us standing in his pants (with room to spare I might add) and put them up in his locker and all over the station...the best part was he continued to make fun of fat people on television, at least he was a little bit nicer and started showering.

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Dummies They can work wonders in beds, units, etc... Also the old code 3 when you turn on the battery is a good one. We have many here. PASS devices do make good alarm clocks but not when the chief is sleeping over.

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40mg of expired Lasix in a really a hole medics coffee while he wasnt looking... had no idea why he was peeing all day long..

:shock: :shock: :shock:

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A few sprays of expired Nitro on the doorknob give people a little rush.

Lidocaine Jelly on the toliet set.

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Caution!

Tampering with food by adding any medications can, and has, been interpreted as an assault, and can cause problems from extension of probationary periods, to jail-time!

DON'T DO IT!

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True Rich, but allowing a box of ExLax to fall from your jacket pocket just as a coworker begins eating (the food that they left unattended with you) also does the trick quite well...

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I honestly hope people don't find any of these funny. If it's not an out and out assault (as mentioned by Rich), it could be construed as hostile work environment/sexual harrassment and would open you and your organization up to a whole laundry list of problems.

If any of my staff tried anything mentioned here they'd be terminated on the spot.

I realize that, as this is a high stress job, some stress relief is important. On the job, at the station, in the truck is not the place to do it. Relieve the stress at home. You want to be considered a professional? Act as a professional because you never know who's looking.

-be safe.

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Well if you are at the station there probably shouldn't be members of the public watching....

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I honestly hope people don't find any of these funny.

Been thinking the very same thing myself. It's beyond immature and sophomoric. It's malicious and criminal on local, state, and federal levels. It's on level with the lowest of frat initiation hazing.

These are most certainly not "pranks," much less "classic pranks." I wouldn't fault or fire anybody who beat the hell out of anybody perpetrating such crimes on them either.

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Gentlemen, theres a HUGE difference between levity and crime, and the line can be seen from one post to another.

Lasix in coffee....bad

Trying to sell your bosses house over the internet?....not quite as bad.

Depends on perspective I guess.

Be safe to all...J

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Yeah, to clarify -- and I think I speak for paramedicmike too -- I was referring only to criminal acts of assault and the misuse of various chemicals and medications. Those are not "pranks."

Listing somebody's house? That's no prank either. That's hardcore revenge. But hey, I recognize that sometimes people deserve that kind of thing. But let's not call it a prank.

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Well if you are at the station there probably shouldn't be members of the public watching....

It depends. Many of us out here (not all, I know) work for municpal agencies. I work for a municipal EMS only organization. The station out of which I work is a public building. That means the public can, and has, shown up for a variety of reasons (e.g. tours, billing issues, even simple stuff like asking directions etc...)

And that's not to say any private organization can't have people show up for the very same reasons.

Try and sell my house (or car or anything else) while I'm away on vacation and you're still fired. Then, at the very least, you and the realtor will be pursued for trespassing (and I wouldn't push hard for charges against the realtor simply because he/she was probably working in good faith ).

At work, regardless of the industry, there is no place for childish behaviour such as this. You want to blow off steam? Get your buddies together on your days off and go play paintball. Have a poker night. Host a pit barbeque. Continue it at work and you open yourself for a hostile work environment charge or worse. Not to mention any of the potential safety issues created by whatever prank you're attempting.

Again, it comes back to if you want to be treated like professionals then act like it. Otherwise, please try not to drag the rest of us down with you.

-be safe.

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You want to blow off steam? Get your buddies together on your days off and go play paintball. Have a poker night. Host a pit barbeque...

Oooh! Offering alternatives! That is the mark of a great post! :lol:

Five bonus points for you!

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Yeah, to clarify -- and I think I speak for paramedicmike too -- I was referring only to criminal acts of assault and the misuse of various chemicals and medications. Those are not "pranks."

Listing somebody's house? That's no prank either. That's hardcore revenge. But hey, I recognize that sometimes people deserve that kind of thing. But let's not call it a prank.

Lighten up y'all! I'm guessing you are some of the dullest folks to work with (or just can't take a joke). I, personally, don't want to sit around repainting decals and stripes because of having washed the vehicles umteen times. I've been on both the giving AND receiving ends of jokes many, many times. It makes the days go faster and everyone has something to laugh about - even me! If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh about??

--- Someone point in the right direction of their cars so I can let the air out of the tires :twisted:

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I'm the funniest, most lighthearted and entertaining mother F'er you'd ever work with. I simply have the good sense to know where to draw the line. If you don't recognize criminal activity as a reasonable line, then EMS is not the field for you.

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Oh my goodness..... can't we all just get along....? Sheesh... it was supposed to be a harmless thread..... wow.... okay, so some of the things were bad, blah blah blah, but others were in good fun. Guess I should stop being such a kid. There is a time for play, and a time to be serious, we all know that, but sometimes, a little joke doesn't hurt.

I honestly did find a couple of these funny. Sorry, I'll grow up, but only if ya'll lighten up :lol:

Gracie

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You and MedicRN seem to be unfairly characterizing paramedicmike and I. Hell, I was one of (if not the) first people to post my pranks in this thread. Did you two miss that? It doesn't make a bit of sense that you would sit here and whine that I don't have a sense of fun or humour.

Gracie, there is nothing wrong with your topic, and there is no reason to be disappointed with the results. I'm just personally disappointed with the [im]maturity level of a lot of our brothers out there. And even more disappointed that others would openly condone such criminal conduct as "humourous."

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I had a medic that loosened the cap to the sugar container on me, so I ended up dumping all the sugar in my coffee. Later that day I replaced the sugar with salt. He wasn't too pleased considering that he uses ALOT of sugar! :lol:

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Joins hands with the posters...

"Kum by yah...EMT city.....Kum by yah!!!!!"

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Did you two miss that? It doesn't make a bit of sense that you would sit here and whine that I don't have a sense of fun or humour.

Sorry dude. Ya haven't seen me whine yet, buddy. I never said YOU didn't have a sense of humor, did I? If I did, I am sooo sorry. I wasn't trying to. Friends? :lol: I see where you're coming from though. Keep singing Kum ba ya, Prpg, trust me, it will happen again in some thread, someday. Hehe and I still can't figure out how to quote.

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Nothing wrong with good, clean fun....somethings are carried to far though, I can see what you are saying.

The worst things that have been done here I would say, doing a test page when my partner was having an abdominal catastrophe.....nothing like getting a page while sitting on the toilet. No illegal activities though, I like being employed too much for that!

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