Before I start with the review of the book, I would like to thank you once again for the book, the time, effort and especially the years you served in the service to be able to share the knowledge and stories with us.
Well after numerous years of looking for the book, Paramedic lights and sirens, I can say it was well worth the wait. The book not only takes a person back, to the good old days, but at the same time gives you an insight into the traditions and culture of the South African emergency services (Quit the mad bunch, but who can blame us. A breed of our own)
Being in the emergency services myself and having read the book, you can see how the service has changed over the years, some for the better and some for the worst (second opinion being the operative). Reading through the beginning of your career you get a sense of respect and discipline and unfortunately that does not happen a lot now a days.
The book actually built up my passion for the service again and has put me back in the mind set to carry on with the legacy that yourself, Mr Webb and numerous other legends in the service built up over the years. My shift now stands parade every start of shift again and the respect, passion, dedication and discipline is being brought back from the dead, one of my junior AEA's actually stood up and came to attention for a paramedic the other day when he entered the office. The paramedic was amazed, being one of the students that you taught Mr Webb, he sat down and asked what the hell is happening so I gave him your book and said this is what is happening in this station from now on. We must of sat for a good 2 hours and spoke after that.
I think all emergency medical services personnel should read your book, it could actually bring back the 5 star service that all our patients deserve.
Once again thank you very much for the opportunity to have read this book and to give you a review of my insight as a Rainbow Nation emergency service practitioner.