The title is a quote from former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge. I am invoking it at a new critical point in providing EMS. Recently I have noticed a return both locally and nationally to a deeply ingrained but detrimental concept in our care regimen, that of high vehicle speed.
Let's all show off in another way. Let's do a skill demonstration at every call. Pop on a splint. Assist with a med. Work as a team. Bring everything into the house that you will need. Stow the attitude and show the care. There's always someone watching let them see us at our best.
Lady Luck is a fickle partner just when you need her she craps out on you. Coupled with the way people just point their cars and go, while texting, talking, primping, and eating. It's easy to see that we already use up much of our luck just arriving at work. Don't press Luck. Don't depend on Luck. Don't hope for the Luck of the draw. Stay focused, stay safe, and stay alive.