And by your thinking if your in the military you should want to shoot someone every time you go overseas....
Obviously you have never been in the military, let alone overseas.
I don't want paramedics that want codes every shift. I want a paramedic that trains like there will be a code every shift and hope with all his heart he never sees another code in his life.
Unfortunately life isn't fair and full arrest are a fact of life. Add to that, I'm not sure what your EMS experience is, but around here, very few arrests are in a well lit, climate controlled class room. I want the medic with the street experience that can perform in the room with 1 dirty 60 watt bulb and the entire family screaming in the back ground. You get that with real world experience.
I love fighting fire, and I would be totally content to never fight another fire outside of training. In one way it would bum me out a bit but if I could cut out all fires all together on every third shift and decrease total fires be a third, I would do it in a heartbeat even if it meant I never got to see fire again in my life. If you don't want to decrease fires than your not doing your job. I understand that people want to go to busier companies. Id love to work at a busier department, but once I got there if their fires decreased substantially or never happened again I would be thrilled.
The goal here is not to be a firefighter with tons of real live fire experience....The goal here is to reduce the number of lives and property lost..
Then you need to get out of suppression and into prevention. You are taking a billet from an individual that wants to do the job that is required of suppression. Not to mention, with your wish of not wanting to be a firefighter "with tons of real live fire experience", how are you going to gain the experience NOT to put yourself or your crew in danger? Let alone the skill needed to make an effective rescue? You are a liability.
If the number of fires are reduced AND it affects the performance of firefighters due to lack of live fire training than the goal is not to increase the number of real structure fires we see. The goal is to increase our life like training to compensate for the decreased number of real fires.
How do you intend to gain this "life like" experience and training? A burn building? Please....
I can honestly say I hope no one else ever loses their house or their life due to fire, vehicle accident, cardiac arrest, or anything else....but I will be properly trained to handle these situations IF and WHEN they arise.