A term used to describe the state of mind of a new fireman when his station receives a call and he gets extremely excited and flustered.
In the case of some new firefighters, when the pager alerts the station for a call, they forget how to do everything. Firefighters who might know their job completely loose their mind when and are completely ineffective at anything.
When we got hit for that house fire, Joe's Pager Palsy kicked in bad man! I don't think he could have told you his own name he was so excited!