Not in the sense of “Oh great, here comes So-and-So, we’re doomed.” You’ve probably met those people, the ones that somehow can make any situation worse just by walking up and saying, “Hi! What’s up?”
No, I’m thinking of people like the men in the video from Israel, the ones who, as soon as they confirmed that no more pieces of debris or rockets were landing on the block, ran toward the remains of the bus that got hit by a rocket. They were not firemen, didn’t have emergency medical supplies in their hands, but they ran toward trouble. (I suspect that they had some form of First Aid and trauma care skills, because of their military service, but they were not official first responders.)
For whatever reason, I seem more inclined to move toward trouble than to freeze or to flee. That is, once I’ve determined that the best response is not “get the heck away from [developing problem here] and try to encourage others to leave as well.” The few times I’ve been needed, at least temporarily, it’s been to direct traffic (literally), point people to safety and then keep them calm, act as a voice-activated pair-of-hands (“here, hold this until I ask for it. Good.”) or provide information. “This way to the closest exit, that way to the exit with the ramp, the medical people are over there, there’s no traffic over that way.” Sometimes just standing quietly and assessing the situation is enough to get other people to slow down and reduce anxiety. Not always, but sometimes.
It seems to be a combination of personality and training. Not just emergency situation training, like the guys in Israel probably had, but “duty to help.” If you can help, then help. If the best thing to do is to stay out of the way and keep others out of the way, then do that. If departing rapidly is called for, then do so and encourage others to depart with you (push, pull, kick-in-rump, cajole, whatever works.) All of which requires being able to assess a situation and determine if help, shoo people, or just leave is the best way to contribute. For whatever reason, my personality is such that I tend to stay calm during the interesting event, deal with the immediate aftermath, then shake. Probably in part because I game so many things out in advance. Normal people don’t sit in their classroom thinking “OK, if [horrible thing] happens, what’s my first response? Second response? What if I’m here when interesting thing happens?” That sort of thing, thanks be, is rarely needed, but it’s there. I’ve gamed out possibilities and considered options, so that when Something Did Happen, I was cool, calm, and more annoyed than anything. (That was two nights in a row I didn’t get much sleep. Then my apartment complex got a flash flood the next day. Some weekend THAT was.)
I wonder, though, if we are going to see fewer and fewer people who run towards trouble. Legal liability, lingering fear of disease (even when really unwarranted), preoccupation with documenting instead of doing, more and more social emphasis on “wait for authority/experts to tell you what to do” . . . I hope not, because society needs people who are willing to run to trouble, people who can calm a situation, clear a path for the firetruck or ambulance, or do other things.