Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Home Invasion :: Who's the 'First Responder'?

A video highlighting exactly why 'First Responders' need to change their title.

I don't know why the term 'First Responders' has always bothered me, but it has. I'm not sure whether to find it arrogant or just accept it for what it is; a simple title. In any situation where you must act (like in the video above for example) YOU are the first responder. The police, ambulance, or firefighter are secondary or even tertiary responders. I don't want you to think I do not appreciate what these fine folks do because they have a very difficult and demanding job, but the term 'First Responder' has always rubbed me the wrong way. Just like the use of the word 'civilian' when spoken with the right inflection to infer 'second-rate citizen'.

H/T: The View From North Central Idaho

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