• First responders today perform a multitude of functions from saving lives when criminals strike to emergency medical crises. The idea of first responders as a unified profession operating in disparate departments became ensconced in our national consciousness after the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. We lost many heroes - police, firefighters, EMTs, and it was driven home that we are all brothers and sisters who risk - and sometimes sacrifice - our lives for the sake of others.Despite the respect and honor due first responders, there are some who...