I'm embarrassed to say that my husband and I are the guilty ones here. We live in a quiet upper class neighborhood where NOTHING ever happens. Except for us:
First night in our new house the smoke alarms went off and wouldn't stop at 3AM. We grab the pets and ran outside to call 911. Cops show up, engines and rescue show up. House is searched. No fire. Fire Marshal uses canned air to blow out several of our smoke alarms to remove spiderwebs, and....the alarm stops. Cue massive embarrassment on our part.
Husband is diabetic. One night he has a seizure due to a severe low blood sugar. I call, and again at 1AM we have lights and sirens all over our quiet little culdesac. Husband gets glucagon and is fine, but adamantly refuses to allow the Fire Dept. to remove our wooden railing and balustrades to get him downstairs on a stretcher. He slides down the stairs on his butt, and then LOUDLY refuses to be transported for observation. I skipped church that week so I didn't have to answer any questions.
And finally when our latest little one was just 7 weeks old she was battling acid reflux and an overactive reflex reaction. As I was getting her ready for bed one night she began to gag, and in her panic she stopped breathing. This repeated itself several times before I yelled for my husband to call 911. In the meantime I worked on trying to assure she had a clear airway, and trying to calm her. I was pretty calm considering, and credit my previous BLS/First Responder training I had had in order to work as a dispatcher at a local college. Everyone else? Husband was screaming into the phone, eldest foster daughter was crying hysterically, younger daughter was running around screaming and trying to climb the adults, and the dog was howling. All while I ran to the front yard to meet the ambulance. I know the whole neighborhood heard it, because we didn't stop getting questions for WEEKS afterward. (Side note, little one is perfectly fine now, is 15 months old and going strong, and now all the adults in our house are trained on infant and child resuscitation).