Tonight, I was dispatched to a “long fall,” a code of which I’ve never heard before tonight. So I asked dispatch, “Can you define what a ‘long fall’ is?”
Their reply was, “Between 9 and 29 feet. The patient fell down a flight of stairs.”
That fits the definition, I guess, but it poses an interesting philosophical question:
Is a fall down a flight of stairs really a long fall, or is it technically just 15 very short falls in succession?