I thought today would be an easy shift, 6 hours including EMH, it should have been pretty quiet. I started at 8.45 and when I walked in at 8.30 we were posting an 80 minute wait – there went my thoughts of an easy shift. I ended up in spur rotation at grouper and then dispatch which were uneventful. I then went up to tower which was also quiet for the first 40 minutes of rotation – I was happy, I knew rotation was due any minute and it would probably bring my break.
This idyll was rapidly destroyed by alarms and the break down spiel. My first 101 in tower! I did remember what I needed to do but the Nextel had a flat battery so I could not call a coordinator or manager, eventually we got through on the park phone to control who called the manager who started the evac.
The evac and reset went really well and when we were done my manager, JD, asked me how many 101s in tower I had done and I replied none! I finally got my break after we were back up and when I got back from break JD gave me a GSF card for my work in tower – made my day!
The rest of my shift was pretty quiet and I did lost and found for closing – I know the way now!