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    07-14-2011, 07:47 PM
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I guess that I would wonder for a while, depending on it if the rescue operation
Put me in danger. If the chance of getting myself injured/dead was bigger, also the precipice to help would be bigger. I'm wussy and I know it. Otherwise I'd act pretty straightly. Tho like smrobs said, it's hard to know beforehand.
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    07-14-2011, 07:50 PM
I'm in the camp of...I'd like to think that I would jump right in to help someone in need. But I don't really know that I could as I've never been in any sort of situation such as you described Spyder.
    07-14-2011, 11:08 PM
I know First Aid so no doubt it is my OBLIGATION to help in certain situations.

At the same time you'd be surprised how easily people who seem confident can go into shock in a risky situation... I was told that in the majority of huge accidents a lot of people will just stand there gaping because they are physically unable to move. It's very scary.

I have never saved anyone from a fire what say you, but I have saved a 2 year old from choking.
    07-15-2011, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by TaMMa89    
I guess that I would wonder for a while, depending on it if the rescue operation
Put me in danger. If the chance of getting myself injured/dead was bigger, also the precipice to help would be bigger. I'm wussy and I know it. Otherwise I'd act pretty straightly. Tho like smrobs said, it's hard to know beforehand.
*if the rescue operation would put me in danger I mean (not a good idea to answer threads while you're falling asleep) . Tho I believe that I'd anyways end up to help in almost every situation very especially if it was about a human who needed help. With some situations it would just take a bit time to hesitate.
    07-15-2011, 12:28 PM
This is a good thread. I have previously.. saved a girl from choking, rushed my daughter to the ER with a SEVERE nut allergy, called 911 for accidents, etc but those didnt put ME in danger.

I would probably go into a burning building for my dogs or my horses- depending if I thought there was still a chance to save them.

I would try to save someone from drowning, but never by jumping in- that's goes against everything you're ever taught.

I know CPR and would administer it in a heartbeat.

I am bad with trauma though- motorcycle/car accidents, anything with missing/broken limbs, I don't know what i'd do.

The part that would make me hesitate would be me thinkign if the risk involved me dieing, where my daughter would be left without me. But IF its my family in danger, then all bets are off, I would do anything and everything within my power to help save them.
    07-16-2011, 12:08 PM
In tough situations, I am always the levelheaded one. I've actually been, not in "burning barns/major car accident happened in front of you/someone is about to die" type moments, but I have been around major injuries, and one of my friends even almost OD-ed and I was pretty calm. Of course afterwards I was a mess, but I plan for every possible bad outcome of any situation, so I am always prepared and know what to do.
    07-16-2011, 12:56 PM
Yes I would, I atleast hope I would anyway. They might be a stranger or an animal I don't know, but someone might love them. And I wouldn't want their loved ones to think that someone was around, but didn't even attempt to help him/her/it.

I'm always a "what if'er" When I'm on a commercial airliner, I always think of the "What ifs" if we crash (Because I'm a pilot and all) and if I even survive it. I'd try to save as many people as possible on the way out, but I couldn't say I'd go back in the plane. Especially if it were burning. But I think even if you do the "What ifs" I still don't think it'd determine if you'll actually act in the situation. It might make you more likely to though. Cause the incident might be so bad that you can't even make it to any other victims. And the only choice there is is to save yourself.
    07-16-2011, 02:27 PM
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Yes, I would and I have.

When I lived in Colorado, I was a medic and worked with Mountain Search and Rescue. I specialized in high angle rescue (dangling off cliffs). I have helped rescue climbers, parachuters, skiers, and Kayakers.

In crested Butte, our bank blew up with 14 people in it. I was one of the first medics/people on the scene. We all went in with no thoughts of anything but trying to get survivors out. Three were killed (one, a good riding friend) and the rest were badly injured but survived. ATF came to investigate it as a possible bombing....turned out it was a natural gas leak.

Explosion Kills 3 and Injures 14 at Colorado Bank -

My experiences, and others, allowed me to realize that I could handle stress. So, I eventually, later than most, started a career in law enforcement. At least I have the experiences to KNOW that I can handle it when the feces hit the fan.

You will be surprised how many of you would be the same. Just look at the everyday people who proved to be heroes on 9-11.
    07-16-2011, 03:51 PM
Originally Posted by cfralic    
I know First Aid so no doubt it is my OBLIGATION to help in certain situations.
This. I am a total pansy about most things, but I'm a certified lifeguard, which requires me to be certified in CPR and First Aid and I have been for 4 years. I am obligated to help if the situation will not put myself in danger. The most I've done is grab my tiny swimming lessons kids who have jumped in when I was helping another kid, then just scooping them back up onto the pool side.

I do hope if I am ever in the situation that my assistance is needed, my mind doesn't blank. Especially because CPR keeps changing so often.

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