Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! So, a few weeks ago I got certified as one of my company's, well, for lack of a better term, emergency responders. Although I'm not sure if that is the right translation for it. Basically, you get a 2 day course: 1 day of 'first aid' and one day of 'fire safety' (putting out small fires, evacuating a building etc.). It's nothing too glorious, mind you. Basically, we're expected to bridge the time between an accident and the arrival of the actual professionals (ambulance, fire brigade). I figure this is a fine excuse to look at some knives. I was wondering what knives/features firefighters and medics find useful? As an added challenge, I can't have any knives that look too tacticool or intimidating in my office. Right now I have a spyderco native 5 in fluted titanium and a buck 55. I'm not looking for anything that looks too military or intimidating. I don't really have a budget in mind as I might save up a few paychecks if something nice enough comes along. I was thinking a glass breaker could be handy (for breaking glass when people get locked in the toilets or feel ill in there) or maybe some scissors for cutting open clothing when you need to apply a defibrillator (although the defibrillator should come with scissors). But maybe all these fancy things are awkward to use in practice? I would love to get some input from more experienced people. Some fancy Lionsteel folders have a glassbreaker, and of course Victorinox has quite a few models with scissors.