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Bad rap for fierfighter's [Oct. 12th, 2009|02:53 am]


As a firefighter/EMT I have noticed most people in EMS like to bag on firefighters. And I hate that, but I totally understand why. I have been an EMT-B since 2005. I have work with some good EMT-B's/EMT-P's, and at the same time I have worked with some bad one's. but I hate it when I get thrown in with the ones that don't know what there doing. I mean come on people, not all firefighter/EMT's are bad.  Some of us really do care about EMS and not just putting the wet stuff on the red stuff.

[User Picture]From: lordjacknife
2009-10-12 12:32 pm (UTC)


I agree. I can only assume that half the issue is that most firefighters have to be EMTs, and that they do more EMT stuff than fire, which SOME don't want to do. I think as long as that situation exists, that this issue will always be there. :(
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[User Picture]From: jordanfstop
2009-10-12 04:36 pm (UTC)
I'm also a member of a volunteer FD (my EMS agency is still town run, but completely separate from FD) and as an EMT I hear more crap for being a "bandaid bunny" than EMS disrespecting FD.

(I've personally been against the merging of EMS and FD. If you're going to merge, at least do what FDNY does and don't make your EMTs or medics become firefighters. I have no problem with FD first responders, either.)
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