Stethoscope, penlight, O2 Wrench, GUN…. wait a sec.

You may have seen in any number of EMS articles, blogs, Facebook posts etc the ongoing and sometimes heated debates on the benefits/dangers of EMS providers carrying guns, concealed or otherwise.

We have talked about this before on the show, but thought it would a good idea to give it another look and discuss the recent VA EMS where the ban is being removed to carry on the ambulance.

One point is that the decision should be left to the EMS agency not the state. Another thought is shouldn’t we be focused on so many other issues other than carrying a sidearm? What do you think?


Show Notes

Thanks to Kelly Grayson,   Tim Noonan even though we had some background interference, Josh Knapp and John Broyles for joining me on the call.

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Articles referenced during the show

http://www.ems1.com/ems-education/articles/1345171-Should-ambulance-crews-be-allowed-to-carry-weapons/

http://www.ems1.com/ems-management/articles/1342371-Fire-department-may-give-firefighters-EMTs-guns-in-face-of-rising-violence/

http://www.ems1.com/ems-social-media/articles/1345199-EMS1-community-Pros-and-cons-of-armed-EMS-personnel/

http://ambulancedriverfiles.com/2012/09/13/virginia-emts-granted-right-to-carry/

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