Fight or flight instinct...a bad thing?
During some training last night myself and our training officer got to talking about the "fight or flight" instinct on the fire ground. I was hoping to get some opinions from you guys who have been at this way longer than I have. Everyone has a fight or flight instinct my question is, as a firefighter, should you train yourself to suppress this instinct, or can it be beneficial if managed properly? Does "fight or flight" always mean that you've "lost your cool" and you're no longer able to think straight?