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EMS Assaults & Self Defense

A growing body of research points to increased assaults against EMS providers in the field, which even yet is underreported. The EMS assaults and self-defense topic features news, resarch, resources, education, training and tips for EMS providers to increase scene safety. Learn more about protecting EMS providers from violence:

Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson tackle paramedics behaving badly, violence, medical errors and the premature end of the ET3 model
Prevent and survive an attack by pre-planning your fight or flight response
Chris and Kelly tackle public access defibrillation and EMT safety
The man refused treatment after EMS was called to his apartment for injuries he received in a prior motorcycle crash
While the woman was in an ambulance, she punched two EMS crew members in the face and kicked them in the chest, according to her arrest citation
Part 1 — The San Diego Fire-Rescue captain shares the emotional story of how a seemingly “routine call” quickly escalated to a near-fatal stabbing
Dallas Fire-Rescue Paramedic Brad Cox won an appeal of his termination based on self-defense
A detailed look at the actions leaders can take to implement a systems-level plan to protect their members
A suspected intoxicated driver fought with Bethlehem Township EMS personnel, law enforcement officers in the back of an ambulance
A Northern Light crewmember suffered injuries to his head and hand
EMT Julia Taylor Fatum underwent several surgeries after being stabbed in the chest, leg and arm
EMT Julia Taylor Fatum was stabbed in the arm, chest and leg when she asked a patient to stop throwing a gum wrapper at her
A patient stabbed a Mount Sinai EMT several times in the leg, chest and arm
The patient began hitting the Metro West paramedic around the head and then chased after the EMT with a rock
A Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service provider was allegedly struck multiple times and shoved head-first into a cabinet by a patient in the back of the ambulance