As a member of the fire department, or in any EMS department, you should treat everybody with the same respect they deserve. Race, religion, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual preference, medical condition or handicap should not matter when providing people quality service.
Always conduct myself, on and off duty, in a manner that reflects positively on myself, and the department. Accept responsibility and consequences for my actions. Be truthful and honest at all times. Conduct my personal affairs in a manner that does not improperly influence the performance of my duties. Be respectful and conscious of each member’s safety and welfare.
Earlier this year, a firefighter from Rhode Island was fired after responding to a medical call. The firefighter told an elderly black lady that she should stop eating "Fried Chicken." She called the fire department because she had a nose bleed that would not stop and the firefighter's comment was irrelevant. The firefighter was terminated due to his comments,