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.
Is fire engine transport ever the best choice for an injured child?
First responders need to train for prolonged patient care for the calls when ambulances are delayed or unavailable