Brian Barnes is a character role-played by GreenDragon917.
Description[edit | edit source]
Brian Barnes is a part time Firefighter/Paramedic with the Emergency Medical Services with the call sign Papa-9. A pretty stoic person, Barnes has a unique focus on his duties. He takes his role as a firefighter very seriously. He prefers to be called Barnes, but makes exceptions for a few people. He is normally quiet when someone first meets him, but once he is comfortable, he talks your ear off.
Background[edit | edit source]
Brian was born in Vice City, Florida to an accountant and the bosun of an oil tanker. He volunteered with the Vice City Fire Department during his senior year of high school and into college. He attended the University of Vice City where he graduated with his Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. He was then commissioned into the Coast Guard as a part of the Coast Guard College Student Pre-commissioning Initiative. He served his first 2 years in the USCG as a Health Services Technician before "A school" and becoming an Aviation Survival Technician. He served as an Aviation Survival Technician out of CGAS Vice City for the remaining 8 years of his Coast Guard career. He then moved to Los Santos and joined Los Santos EMS.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Barnes quickly became friends with Chris at the beginning of his career. Chris helped him become an EMT and was one of the members of the panel for his interview. Barnes lost contact with Chris after Chris left EMS, but he always considered Chris to be a great friend
Barnes met Ducksworth at his interview where Ducksworth led the panel. Ducky became Barnes's friend and mentor during his trainee phase. During this time, Ducksworth gave him the nickname "booter" which referred to his relative inexperience with Los Santos EMS. Prior to his departure from EMS, Ducksworth recommended Barnes for promotion to EMT. After Ducksworth became a doctor, Barnes continued to work closely with him. Barnes has always seen Ducksworth as a role model and a brother-like figure.
Barnes met Dr. Zhangsun very early on in his EMS career. Upon their first meeting, Choi punched Barnes in the face. Despite this, Barnes and Choi quickly became friends. Although they constantly tease each other, Barnes sees Choi as one of his best friends. Barnes continues to see Choi as a sister figure, and is extremely angry after hearing over the radio that Choi had been thrown off a roof.
Barnes quickly connected with Lei after she was hired due to her similar background within the fire and EMS service. He jokingly passed his nickname of "booter" to Lei, which he often ribs her about. He also doesn't know how to actually pronounce her name, so he, like many of his EMS brothers and sisters, refers to her as "Lasagna.