It has occurred to me that on several occasions now I have responded to emergency 999 calls and dealt with the situation reasonably comfortably. It has also occurred to me that members of The Organisation routinely respond to such jobs, and handle them successfully until the statutory services arrive (if they’re even sent for).
We are, every one of us, volunteers. We don’t get paid. Very few of us are health-care professionals of any kind. While I have every respect for all the ‘real’ ambulance crews out there, I can’t help but to feel proud of this. Proud of what we as an Organisation are capable of, and what I as an individual have done. We’ve come a long way from summer fates and street parties (not that these aren’t just as important).
I can’t wait until my ambulance training starts, in about a month or so.