Something that I immediately noticed coming to the 911 side of EMS, was that the private side of EMS that I left was reaaaallly slack about truck check-offs.
As my partner and I were checking off the truck, they made a mention that you had to really go behind some people on our truck before you find yourself screwed of vital equipment on a code.
I was telling him how at my first service, a private service, we were lucky if we even had batteries. Monitor batteries, laryngoscope batteries, hell, we were lucky if we had a functional battery in the actual ambulance.
Then, I made the joke, “The person you were relieving would just toss you the keys as you passed at the front door and, I was certain, I was going to walk through and out the back to find the truck in flames.”