Is bad enough when EMS providers do things that are just plain wrong and then try to justify it because, well because, they are EMS providers..
Being an “Ambulance Driver” gives you no special privileges other then expediently responding to calls and transporting patients. Again the expediently part means with reasonable haste and following protocols..and road, traffic, weather conditions…
Blowing a red light, driving on wrong side of the road…is not an option you have.
Period…and those whom did that to me, back when I was able to work on the truck, got and earful from me….both at the time and when we got back to the station and I drug their butts into the Managers office and shewed them out again, usually with the Manager sitting there listening and when I was done, thanking me and having me shut the door when I left…
It is a damn billboard you are driving, remember that…
and Providers hat make comments like this..
“You don’t know how it is out here unless you’re an EMS dude/gal, so you have no right to talk about it.”
I would not give the time of day, nor ever want them in my truck with me..
Go read it all….and pay attention!!
Get a clue people!!