What amazes me is how passionate the Americans are about what they do. Do we see stuff like this in the UK? Like hell do we. Do we have EMS/Fire fighter bars? Nope. There's no real sense of comaraderie (did I spell that right? Even spell check's not that sure!). I think you guys are lot keener and more motivated than us Brits. In the make ready depot in Richmond I asked one of the veteran EMT-B guys what keeps him motivated, he just replied with 'I just love doin calls' Don't get me wrong, I love doing my job but there are a lot of miserable so and so's who just moan about it all the time. It drags you down sometimes.