More and more people are becoming aware of the emotional struggles often faced by emergency services personnel, including the battle they sometimes have with morale.
Because the emergency services have such a large workload, blue-light responders and other volunteers such as Community First Responders, search and rescue teams, lifeboat crews and blood bikers often go from job to job without being able to have some much-needed downtime.
Most people in a 9-5 office job cannot go one hour without having a break. Yet, the amazing men and women in the emergency services often go from traumatic call to traumatic call without even being able to stop for a decent break during a 12-16 hour shift.
But some people have clubbed together and have come up with a way of trying to boost the morale of, in this case, emergency ambulance crews.
They have come up with a game called ‘hit the ambulance’ and, despite its title, the game does not mean that people are going to go out and start physically hitting ambulances.
Instead, people are giving each other points for leaving various ‘gifts’ on emergency vehicles.
In one online chatroom we found, a participant described the game as:
“HIT THE AMBULANCE; the rules are…. see an ambulance and leave some treats on the windscreen 5 points.
“Speak to the crew a bit 10 points.
“But for 20 points, leave them looking bemused hand over the choccies, biscuits.,whatever smile say have a good shift, and then disappear”.
This gesture would earn you five points
We all know that one way of uplifting the morale of our fellow humans is to give them sugary treats. If you want to join the Facebook group that has been set up for this ‘game’ then CLICK HERE
But do you think this ‘game’ will help to increase the morale of our first responders?
Let us know what YOU think in the comments below
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