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August 07, 2014
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Inside EMS
by Inside EMS

Quick Clip: Should paramedics be armed?

What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comment section below

By EMS1 Staff

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In this week's Inside EMS podcast quick clip, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss what would happen if paramedics and EMTs were allowed to carry guns on duty.

"I am not convinced that we should be armed inside those ambulances," Chris said. "The first time a paramedic shoots somebody, it's going to change the game of EMS forever."

Kelly counters Chris' argument with comparing it to a derivative of the blood in the streets argument.

What are your thoughts on arming paramedics? Do you think it will ever happen? Sound off in the comment section below and stay tuned for the full Inside EMS podcast tomorrow.

About the author

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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