Yes, exactly what the ACEP is saying. Unfortunately @EpiEMS, you and I both know outside of this forum many of us are outnumbered at our respective services with this train of thought.ACEP says "EMS holds a special position at the intersection of public health, health care, and public safety."
I think this is right. We've got elements of all three. From an organizational perspective, the last is...an unfortunate, if necessary one - you're going to a place emergently, and people associate lights and sirens with public safety.
So keeping the thread on topic, we are but a pivotal hodgepodge of the trifecta listed above. We don’t train for calls the same way a fire department would train for a house vs. veg fire, or are taught to “watch our partners six” (gags) the way perhaps law enforcement does with absolutely founded intentions.
Do we, and should we look out for one another? Absolutely. Clearly without ourselves and our partners we’re an ineffective trifecta.
It’s just unfortunate that many of our co-workers and colleagues fail to see, read, acknowledge, or listen to what it is you’ve shared above that the ACEP—a seemingly credible source of EMS-info—has gracefully bestowed upon our...profession.