It took almost 18 years before I was in an accident while responding to an emergency. The driver got the tire just off the side of the road at about 35mph and we went into a 45 degree angle whipping down a ditch. None of us hurt and the only thing that broke on the truck was a knob for one of the drains.
So, err, umm, yea, I have a bit of a nervousness in that truck anymore. LOL
First of all, I don't lie, When I say I have No Fear, I mean just that. Sorry it's hard for
you to beleive, but that's just who I am. If you knew me, you would see that for yourself.
And if you want to LOL, just look in the mirror. Don't try to insult me by calling me a
For me the thing that I fear the most is to not succeed. To not succeed in saving the life of someone trapped in a structure that is burning. to not succeed in saving someones home. to not be able to save someone that is in cardiac arrest. For me i dont want to get hurt but i am not really afraid of it. I am afraid of failing though. We are here to help others and when we can not succeed in doing so it does get to you.
My biggest "fear" is that I somehow let my partner or my Crew down and someone gets hurt or worse...I have to be careful to not get paralysis by analysis...and I have to work a little harder, train a little harder, study a little more so that I am at ease with my decisions....Stay safe, Keep the Faith.....Paul
Failure at a scene. Whether it be a rescue, decision making, observation, monitoring conditions, missing an important sign, making the right decisions, looking out for the safety of my crews, etc. The fear of failure on a scene is what drives me to train, learn, observe, read, etc. to prepare the best I can when faced with an emergency.