Angua wrote:Actually the smoke generally suffocates you to death first. But it's nice of you to bring up how dying in a fire is such a horrible death in such a sympathetic way for all the other people who die in fires.
You see, I am a firefighter. Part of my duty is to rescue people from fires, even if they are murderers. However, having sympathy for murderers who kill my brothers is not in my job description. And for me, a police officer is as much of a brother as a firefighter or a paramedic.
I may regret my words and my response later, but right now my reaction is "I hope the murderer suffered". I will leave it at that.
I would like to talk to you.
If you do work For The People as a First Responder, then you may want to talk to someone.
Someone wants to talk to you. There are truly fucking bad people out there.
3%. A professional knows that stuff.
A professional knows other stuff, too.
The way I understand it; You are sitting at a computer keyboard.
Sitting at a keyboard is not hazardous duty.
Once you became a professional you took vows. Right?
Will you bring your vows for us to look at?
You may not be Police. You are a place for us to start.
Your loyalty seems to be with the portion of the population that wears a uniform.
Your Brothers are sometimes women. Right?
Those Vows and your departments Mission Statement.
Then we can begin. Maybe, you can teach us how to talk to our local Police.
I don't mind starting with the Firefighters. EMT's are good, too.
You are an EMT. Right?
I guess we need your job description, too.
It will be so great to talk to one of our employees!
Are you posters so very excited? I am.
Hey! Maybe, The Firefighter can have his own thread.
He can explain all the important stuff to us.
Recap. If you are an employee of the government, and are making public statements, then....?....
Of course, xkcd can know in a very few key strokes where you are and the contents of your computer.
Not me!! The smart ones. They can.
Don't worry. They will not tell me.
Are you a snotty child, less than 16 years old?
Are you an old wish I'd been
Are you a man?
Are you, really, a person I could rely on in difficult times?
Do you wear a uniform?
Being a Firefighter is, kind of, cool.
You guys have great toys.
Your job descriptions are very important.
You must by a condition of your job description get that stuff out, make sure it works, test it, test each other, clean it and put it away. Repeat.
Such a fun job.
The ER is less fun. Fewer big toys.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.