Originally Posted by MedTechRR
As we always say, "Hero's are great but 2 victims are much worse"
Exactly my point.
Is running into a burning building smart? Not particularly. BUT.... do firefighters run into building without assessing the situation first? NO! We stop, look around, try to figure out what's going on first. We have SAFETY OFFICERS. People with a lot of experience who watch out for potential problems and then warn the FF's to get out of Dodge should the need arise.
Rule number 1 of firefighting? Look out for number 1 (aka: yourself).
Rule number 2? Look out for your partner.
FF's are trained to not rush in blindly to a situation. EMT's are trained to do the same thing.
I used to be aN EMT practical exam evaluator. You know what the first words out of every person need to be AT EVERY STATION? "Is the scene safe?"
Guess what, if you don't say those four little words and ace everything else... you fail.
This person ran blindly into a situation trying to help out. Hero? No way. Nice guy? In all probability. Hero's are great. I like heros....I like it better when they're alive though, instead of being dead from a stupid mistake.
It would've taken 5 seconds for him to look over the wall...and his friends and family would not be going through what they are right now. Very selfish if you ask me.