What Would You Do: Risk vs. Reward

Hey guys! For todays post I will be explaining a topic that many of you may have never thought about before. Many of you, including me, may ponder what we may do if we are put in certain situations. When my family and I visit places that we have never been before, I find myself wondering how I would escape if a fire started, or were the nearest fire extinguishers are. Some people may see this as a weird thing that firefighters do, but I think that it is good for everyone to prepare themselves for certain situations.

It is a good thing to prepare yourself and make up what you would do in certain situations. What would you do if you see a car on the side of the road engulfed in flames? What would you do if someone tries to rob you? These are some of these situations that you may want to think through and ponder what you would do. These are very drastic examples, but scary situations may also come up on a smaller scale than these.

This leads me to my second point, risk vs. reward. This is something that as training to be a firefighter comes up very often in my classes. Just think of it this way, is what you are trying to save more important than your life or your teams lives? Again back to the example of the car on fire, what if you pull up and see a man inside? Would you go into the fire to save this mans life? In this situation, there are many unknowns such as if the man is alive, or how bad the fire is. You have to determine these questions for yourself, but you don’t want to end up losing your life trying to save the man. Because then we have two people dead, and we have not accomplished anything.

Again this is a very bad situation, but i’m sure that many of you have already thought about what you would do in a situation similar to this. I have said all of this to say, think about what you would do, because if that situation ever comes up, you will have an idea of what to do. Don’t be one of those people who freeze up when they encounter a dangerous situation, be prepared. I hope that you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions or comments please leave them bellow or in the contact section at the top of the page!

Gavyn

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