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    Poll re: Armed EMS in Journal of EMS website

    http://www.jems.com/poll/2010/should...ders-carry-wea


    Sure, as long as they have a valid permit.
    16% (3 votes)
    Yes, but only if they have a valid permit and have gone through agency-approved training.
    53% (10 votes)
    No, I donít think EMS providers should ever carry a weapon.
    32% (6 votes)
    "Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18

    Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
    Paramedics With Guns Scare People!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    I personally have no problem with EMS personel carrying firearms. It would be the departments decision and Im sure they would have to qualify in firearms similiar to what LEO's do, just because of the "public perception" of the matter. My father was a FF/Paramedic a large city in SW USA and he got shot at a couple of time while on "gang related" calls. He was there to save the guy, and the other gang wasnt to fond of that idea, so they shot the fire engine. Of course the Police were immediatly dispatched and "stage for PD" was enacted, but the FF's would have been better off if they had a defense mechanism till LEO's arrived.
    "Know firearms, know safety. No firearms, no safety"
    "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts."

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    This is the EMS topic that birthed the poll. Interesting comments. Registration required to comment.
    "Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18

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    No training, no permits and they buy their own firearm.

    No body should be denied their 2A rights.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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