powdermonkey wrote:dark lord,
We have basic first aid training, which I think is enough. My concern would be, if we had training as either firefighters or paramedics or even both, is what exactly would our role be? Would we be PCSO's or some strange amalgamation of all three roles? How much medical kit would we be expected to carry? How much policing work would we get done & how often would we get extracted to jobs involving those other skills instead?
Just a couple of defibs and a couple of two gallon extinguishers.
It was a bit tongue in cheek...
The ambulance service passing jobs on to the police is a particular problem in my area.
Feeling suicidals, self harmers, not taken meds, pre aranged MH warrants all get passed to us with the ambulance not allocating.