Inside EMS Podcast: Should EMS providers be armed with less-lethal tools?

A podcast listener suggests arming EMS personnel with TASERs and pepper spray instead of carrying guns


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In this Inside EMS Podcast episode, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss a story regarding two firefighters who were disciplined for making false accusations regarding a police officer.

The firefighters complained that the police officer was unprofessional and used foul language. However, once the officer's body camera footage was released, the truth came out. Which, in turn, poses this question: is it time to have body cameras on EMS providers?

Chris and Kelly also answer a listener's email on arming EMS personnel with less-lethal choices such as TASERs or pepper spray.

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Inside EMS, a podcast series that features hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson, brings expert perspective to hot topics, clinical issues, operational and leadership lessons to EMS personnel and leaders to be safe and successful.

Inside EMS is available for download on iTunes, SoundCloud and via RSS feed.

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