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Has anyone had a similar experience with a new partner? It doesn't have to be someone new to EMS (FNG) but just someone you haven't worked with before. You know how it takes a little while to get used to each other.... Here's my "New Partner Experience." We had just finished up at the ER when a new guy relieved my regular partner. I didn’t know this guy from Adam. So New Guy asks, “Can I drive?” I was tired so I said, “Yea sure.” Just out of the parking lot and we get a call, so we take off lights and siren wailing…..and I notice he’s driving a little fast. I figure, hey, everyone’s different, right? We’re coming up to this intersection, red light to us, and he isn’t slowing down. My feet involuntarily start pressing on the passenger side brake pedal. This intersection is coming up really fast and he is definitely not slowing down. I tell him, “Hey man…you’re going to stop aren’t you?” Now my feet are stomping on the floor board and I’m quick scanning the traffic, calculating if we have a chance of not hitting anybody. I look over at him and he’s got a death grip on the steering wheel and this wild look in his eyes. I start screaming, “SLOW DOWN….STOP….F***ING STOP GOD DAMMIT...STOOOOOOOP!” He looks at me, says, “Huh?” and then slams on the breaks. We come to a stop in the middle of the intersection and my pucker factor is way off the scale. After relieving a little stress yelling every four letter word I knew at him, I ask, “Where the hell did you learn to drive. You HAVE driven hot before haven’t you?” He says, “Hot?” I say, “Yea lights and siren on dickhead!” “No.” My face starts twitching, “What do mean NO?” He looks over at me and says, “I mean no. This is the first time I’ve driven an ambulance.” I grabbed my head so it didn’t explode all over the inside of the cab, and said in a calm, albeit venomous tone, “Get out…now!” Better than a pot of coffee!