Each day we pretty much do our jobs with minimal interactions with other agencies like Fire or Police. Sometimes though we end up in situations where close coordination and clear communication is needed between agencies to get the job done and do it in a safe manner for both victims and providers.
Too often though these highly stressful and not so common situations can cause confusion, agency turf wars and dare I say, hurt feelings.
A recent issue in NYC got me to thinking that perhaps giving some opinion to this matter is well worth an Office Hours episode. Listen as Tim Noonan, Josh Knapp and myself talk about inter agency conflicts, paid vs. volunteer, Fire, Police and getting along in the sandbox. Share your story or thoughts on this topic below in the comments.