Ethical lapses: The EMS provider's duty to intervene
When you become an EMS provider, you agree to act and serve to the best of your abilities to meet the expectations of your community and uphold an ethical code
As a medical first responder, EMT, AEMT or paramedic, you belong to something bigger than yourself. Public service is a calling, and not everyone can do what you do.
When you join a department – as a volunteer or paid member – you agree to act and serve to the best of your abilities to meet the expectations of your community and uphold an ethical code.
FireRescue1 and EMS1 have reported too many instances of fire and EMS personnel using social media to wish active harm on protestors, advocate violence against people in their community and make racist remarks.
Learn more about your duty and how to preserve the public's trust with this video and these resources:
- EMS providers are held to a higher standard, which includes social media
- EMS hiring and firing in the social media age
- Remember 2 Things: Using social media safely in EMS
- Standing up or going along: How the fear of being shunned impacts our choices
- Mass. EMT posts about running over rioters, agency takes 'immediate action'
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