Well, I'm not too bruised or battered, but I've definately learned some things lately. I recently completed a version of defensive tactics.
Very, very good class overall. I've been attacked or been on a scene that went bad multiple times. Sadly, I can't say PD was there, or that they actually stepped in to help us fire/ems guys every time. At least now I have a better idea and some basic training to help me get out of that situation next time it happens.
When it boils down to it, I'm going home at the end of my shift. Just because I don't carry a gun doesn't mean nobody will attack me. I'm just another uniform.
4 days ago