The first time was on the way home from Illinois. We saw a truck pulling a cattle trailer full of straw, and the straw was on fire! The driver and the passenger had stopped the vehicle and were pulling the burning straw out of the trailer. It was obvious it had just started. I called 911 and the operator answered, "Are you calling about a truck on fire on the highway?"
That was fast! Everyone driving by must have called. Poor farmer!
Tonight I did it at a township board meeting when a participant had a medical emergency. It was very scary and the ambulance came and took him away. It actually took 15 minutes for it to arrive. Note - only have a medical emergency in an urban area.
On a happier note - Kris and I were selected as the state winning 2012 MMPA Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperators (OYDC) in August. Alex Schnabelrauch came out to our farm to interview us and wrote a really nice article. If you'd like to see it, that issue of the Michigan Milk Messenger is now online.