1. You have normal paramedics who arrive in an ambulance, after the scene has been rendered safe,
2. And you have cool combat-trained, rock-steady trauma teams who MAKE the scene safe.
Jack Jowly might be cool, but he is nowhere near rock-steady.
Maladaptive Daydreaming (Compulsive Fantasy) is a condition in which an individual excessively daydreams or fantasizes. Jack Jowly has had this disorder ever since he was a boy, and has always fantasized about being some sort of action star. The moment he turned 21, Jack applied for REMCO, the fire department, the police department, the FBI, and the CIA. All but REMCO laughed at his application, as REMCO was in a dire need of paramedics. So, after his training, he went to work as an EMT.
As a paramedic in a crime-ridden city, there was no shortage of work. He regularly worked three 24-hour shifts every week, and those were the slow weeks. After a year, he started experimenting with drugs to help give him energy (they were practically handed out by REMCO), and soon he was working regular 48-hour shifts. With this type of experience, he actually became quite a talented field paramedic. However, the long hours, the sleep deprivation, and the drugs only made his mental condition worse. In clinical terms… he’s simply lost it… certifiably nuts, and a complete cuckoo.
Not only that, but he now believes that he’s an actual action star.
Every call was treated as the climax of a major blockbuster, and every injured civilian was treated like either his closest family, best friend, or the president. He was good at his job, but it took its toll on his peers. Anyone who went to a call with “Jack Attack” Jowly would expect it to be dramatic. It was entertaining, for sure, but riding with him two shifts in a row was just too draining. They did, however, keep a pool going, betting on what crazy shit he was gonna do or say.
REMCO soon announced the creation of their new Trauma Team division, where (for a premium fee) civilians could get highly-trained combat medics to respond in an assault ambulance. Jack Jowly applied immediately.
REMCO laughed at his Letter of Interest. In fact, they almost canned his ass right there. However, because of his perfect attendance, company loyalty, and awesome success rate, he was able to keep his job, as long as he went to therapy. For now, he has been reduced to a single 24-hour shift per week.
Therapy – shmerapy. Sure, the therapy has worked a little bit, but he’s not one to give up on his dreams. Jack threw himself into the role. He WAS going to make it to the Trauma Team. He bought tactical gear, body armor, knives, guns, assault carbines… the works. He hit the gym. He learned Crav Maga. And he watched the movie “Commando,” again.
And in the last year, he’s applied for Trauma Team nine times (the tenth time he’ll make it for sure). All he needs is a little more street experience. Actually, “Jack Attack” Jowly has all the skills needed, but he’s just too bat-shit crazy.