A few weeks ago I was watching Batman Begins and I came to my favorite scene where Bruce Wayne is training to become Batman and his mentor, Ra's Al Ghul, tells Bruce that his parents' death was the fault of his father's failure to protect them to which Bruce counters with "That man had a gun!" Ra's replies "Would that stop you?" Bruce defends his father saying that he has had training but Ra's says "The training is nothing. The will is everything. The will to act." This is what is lacking in a lot of EMS culture, the will to act. You have to want to be the one in that hole, in that collapse, jumping into raging rivers, running towards gunfire, or stepping up for your own safety on scene. It has to pain you not to be the one making that grab.
This is what I've learned Renegade Medics is going to be. Its about stepping up where nobody else will. Its about going the extra mile to be there for the patients others would give up on or write off as "Not my job." Its for those not content with being on the sidelines waiting for someone else to bring you a patient after they stepped foot in the arena for you. You don't have to be an expert in every discipline but you should want to be. You can train for anything but it is will that makes you step off into the darkness knowing someone out there needs you and in our modern EMS culture, those who take that step are the true renegades.
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