I volunteered to become a medic for our NSTP-ROTC in school. With that, we were tasked to memorize the STANDING ORDERS. It’s like the medics’ words or a reminder or something. It would be cooler, though, if it would be as short and brilliant as in “Ours Is The Fury” or “Winter Is Coming” or even better “Fire And Blood”! (Targaryen loyalist here!) But as a medic, I need to remember this by heart.
Stay spiritually stable; mentally and physically able and capable.
Take care of yourself as you would of all victims.
Always bear in mind that there are no experienced SAR operators only SAR experiences.
Never ever forget anything.
Do not ever be a left-behind.
Invoke God’s help to push you back whenever you are about to go wrong and to make you go forward whenever you are afraid to do right.
Never ever lose time.
Get yourself prepared and ready at all times.
Once a SAR operator, always a SAR operator. So carry yourself with the highest honor, dignity, and commitment.
Remain calm, patient, and courteous in all eventualities.
Do not ever take a chance if not extremely necessary.
Expect situations and things to be at its best but plan and prepare for the worst.
Remember that pain (whatever it is) is not to be endured but ignored.
Say thank you always for all that you receive and be grateful for all your accomplishments.
All of us medics had to memorize this within twenty-minutes!