First aider called to his own emergency

A first aider suffering a suspected heart attack received a pager message sending him to his own emergency.

Roger Flux, 66, a volunteer community responder for Hampshire Ambulance Service, had chest pains in bed at his New Forest home.

His wife called 999 as a precaution and paramedics were on the scenes within minutes.

It was then that Mr Flux got a pager message scrambling him to the emergency at his own house.

He said: “I was on call that evening and during the middle of the night I had severe chest pains right across my chest and jaw.

“In a couple of minutes the ambulance crews were here and investigating and in the meantime I asked my wife to get my response bag.

“While I was sitting down my pager went off, telling me to attend to a man with chest pains. Then I looked at the address – it was my own.”

By the time cardiac specialists at Southampton General Hospital decided it had been a false alarm, Mr Flux saw the funny side of it.

“At least it shows the system works,” he said.

Source : Ananova

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