Ernesto Rodriguez: The increase of assaults on EMS providers and how it's affecting the industry

Our co-hosts are joined by Austin Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) Chief to discuss staggering survey results about the prevalence of violence in EMS


In this episode of Inside EMS, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the increase of verbal and physical assaults on EMS providers across the country. They are joined by Austin Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) Chief Ernesto Rodriguez to discuss the staggering results of a recent survey of the topic taken by more than 500 members of ATCEMS.

What is the prevalence of assault among communication staff, and is being assaulted just part of working in EMS? Listen here and join the discussion by leaving a comment below. 

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This episode was originally posted August 30, 2019. It has been updated.

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