You Make the Call – Exam Prep – Scenario 2

Scenario 2-

You are the Paramedic Supervisor for the day and have been sent to the ambulance yard to supervise the day shift.  When you arrive most of the members are in their proper uniforms but one is wearing a political button above his name tag that reads “Yes on B.”  Measure B is a bond to purchase more ambulances and provide additional training to this member and the rest of your staff.  The button is smaller than their badge of office and is of a matching color to their uniform shirt.

No one has mentioned or complained about the button.

What is your responsibility, if any, in this situation?

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16 thoughts on “You Make the Call – Exam Prep – Scenario 2”

  1. I think the button goes. Wear anything you want when you are out of uniform, but no politics in uniform — the cause doesn’t matter.

  2. I think the button goes. Wear anything you want when you are out of uniform, but no politics in uniform — the cause doesn't matter.

  3. Provided the person is not being bolshie about anything, the Nelsonian blind eye could be given. A quiet word later with the person, to explain why you are not disciplining him/her (this time) would be good.

    Otherwise, the button has to go.

  4. Provided the person is not being bolshie about anything, the Nelsonian blind eye could be given. A quiet word later with the person, to explain why you are not disciplining him/her (this time) would be good.

    Otherwise, the button has to go.

  5. It depends on the department’s stance on the issue. If they are staying out of the politics then it should go. But if the department is actively campaigning (as I would assume they are) in other ways then he should be allowed to keep it.

  6. It depends on the department's stance on the issue. If they are staying out of the politics then it should go. But if the department is actively campaigning (as I would assume they are) in other ways then he should be allowed to keep it.

  7. You are in uniform, and just like the military you can not wear the button. When your on your own time wear as many as you like, and also let them know what the B stands for.

  8. You are in uniform, and just like the military you can not wear the button. When your on your own time wear as many as you like, and also let them know what the B stands for.

  9. I would talk to the employee away from the other employees. I would explain that it is against the companies SOP. I would explain that the only thing that can be worn on the uniform is the items that were issued to him by the department. I would explain that there are crews against the bond and there are some for the bond. I would tell him that it is ok to wear when he is off duty.

  10. I would talk to the employee away from the other employees. I would explain that it is against the companies SOP. I would explain that the only thing that can be worn on the uniform is the items that were issued to him by the department. I would explain that there are crews against the bond and there are some for the bond. I would tell him that it is ok to wear when he is off duty.

  11. I would talk to the employee away from the other employees. I would explain that it is against the companies SOP. I would explain that the only thing that can be worn on the uniform is the items that were issued to him by the department. I would explain that there are crews against the bond and there are some for the bond. I would tell him that it is ok to wear when he is off duty.

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