I get back to my console after running to the bathroom - in the span of the 2 minutes I was gone, the Sheriff's requested my EMS crew. I look over at Morgan, who I'm sure was the one who covered my active runs.
'Hey, thanks Morgan.'
I hear the tone for an incoming call over my headset; I just barely got the stupid thing back on. I answer on autopilot while I get my braincells in order.
'911, where is your emergency?'
'Hello, this is Oxnard Alarm Monitoring, we're showing an activated fire alarm at Crescent Falls Junior High. Could you start the fire department to that location please.'
Finally getting my head in order, I pull up my list of available fire units and answer the woman on the line
'I'm starting a unit over there, thank you.'
I disconnect the call, probably the easiest kind to take.
"Thirty-three-thirty-one, automatic alarm activation at Crescent Falls Junior High School. That's going to be at the corner of Priestley and Syracuse. No further."