Fire department may give firefighters, EMTs guns in face of rising violence
Chief among the debate is whether guns would make EMTs and firefighters safer or create more problems
By Cornelius Frolik
The Dayton Daily News
GERMAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A debate is ramping up over whether to let EMTs and firefighters carry guns on the job.
Some emergency medical services workers say they now routinely face more violent patients and dangerous situations. But the prospect of armed emergency medical technicians worries critics who question whether guns would improve their safety or lead to other problems.