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A New York man collapsed on a sidewalk after police ordered him to exit an ambulance where he is alleged to have assaulted an EMS provider
The DT4EMS owner talks dangerous encounters, personal defense and when to abandon the scene
In this episode, our co-hosts discuss a number of recent attacks on providers in the field and the options available to protect industry personnel
Recent violent events have pushed Wake County officials to buy additional protection for first responders
Cumberland Goodwill EMS has begun outfitting paramedics and EMTs with fitted ballistic vests
Councilman Joseph Borelli plans to add language to the bill that would require the FD to replace aging vests as the protective material deteriorates
3,213 EMS providers speak up about job satisfaction, effective leadership, safety and innovation in the EMS Trend Survey
Charges are pending against the suspect, who reportedly shot the 25-year-old EMT in the ambulance
“We try to be prepared for everything, and this is just another piece of that,” Battalion Chief Ryan Miller said
At least three of the injured people are students, and three of the four injured were taken to hospitals
The decision was spurred by a “changing landscape” and more calls that increase the possibility of Portland FFs being involved with aggressive patients and bystanders
The cameras include a live-streaming capability that allows a doctor to log on to a server to view real-time footage and help render care
The vests are now part of the Adams County Ambulance Service uniform policy for specific types of calls
Readers respond, does on-duty concealed carry protect providers or threaten scene safety?
Violent incidents in NYC and Arkansas are grim reminders that medics are regularly threatened, attacked and harmed by the people they have been called to assist