Most of the rigs I've been on, the cuffs weren't working properly & you shouldn't have to go buy a set since your EMT school/program should have made you get one already.Like a bp cuff... no need to go out and buy something that should already be stocked on your rig in the first place.
I think you're missing the point. The point is your service should provide you with the tools to do your job.
That should not be the case. If they are not working properly you need to talk to you supply people and/or toss the broken ones and get new ones.
Shouldn't be the case - you should escalate this problem. BP cuffs are a critical piece of equipment.
If your cuff's aren't working properly, than they should be taken out of service. I can't imagine any ambulance would pass department of health standards without a working BP cuff.