jimlongley wrote:Jasonw560 wrote:I meant we would take them down a peg or two because they thought they knew everything. Fresh out of school, cocky as all get out. Not because they were VFFs. And they were a VERY small minority.
I'll be the first one to admit that our job would have been much harder without First Responders. Most of the VFFs (99.9% of them) were fantastic, catching things we missed, knowing what we needed before we even knew what we needed. heck, there were many that were better than some of the basics that worked at the compnany. They would jump in the back of the ambulance to help do CPR for 30 minutes. I can't tell you how many times the patients were already packaged and ready to go with a great history already obtained. We just had to load and go. There were MVAs where no way we could have gotten the patient out safely without them. After every call they helped with, I thanked them for their help. Indispensible part of the system.
It wasn't my intention to step on toes. Maybe I worded it wrong. I apologize.
"The EMTs who were also VFF . . ." sure sounded more like a blanket condemnation than a select few, but apology accepted.
I was EMT #72 in upstate NY.
After I read it, I realized that. Again, mea culpa.
And now, back to our regularly scheduled thread....