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Is it ever acceptable to transport a patient in a fire truck?

On this episode, our co-hosts weigh in on a hotly debated topic within the first responder community regarding a pediatric transport in a fire engine


In this episode of Inside EMS, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss a current event that has garnered a lot of attention in public safety circles. An Oklahoma City firefighter was recently disciplined after he unilaterally decided to transport a pediatric burn victim in a fire engine rather than wait on a delayed ambulance.

Though the firefighter was praised by the parents of the 3-year-old victim, his actions sparked a debate in the first responder community. Which side of the issue do you fall in? Listen to the episode and add your comments below.


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