You are absolutely wrong, and your conclusions are beginning to show me that you have very little guiding experience. They are beginning to border on a level of ridiculousness to which I am reluctant to reply. If you think that a medically trained First Responder can do nothing to help a victim, then why do we have the certifications. Do you really think my giving a speedy and safe initial assessment hindered the progress of their rescue? That is what I am charged with. My charge doesn't say, "jumping in the river when we didn't want him to" it says "obstruction of a rescue and government operation". If you do not see the importance of doing an immediate initial assessment when it is possible, then I don't think you have the experience or training to continue this conversation. You are also filling in a lot of information with your own assumptions.