On December 17, 2020, two Arkansas paramedics were shot on duty. Officials say one of the paramedics returned fire, killing the gunman who shot them after an argument. Read Rapid response: EMS needs to anticipate, prepare for violent attacks on EMS1. While you are there, answer this poll question.
Guns for paramedics and EMTs is back in the news with recent approval of SWAT/TEMS medics to carry firearms. The news has reignited interest in allowing any EMS provider to carry a firearm. Here’s my take, Paramedics want guns on duty. What comes next? Also take a look at the results of a 2017 and […]
1. SpaceX launched a really, really big rocket In one of my favorite Simpson’s episodes Homer bemoans another boring space launch. Unlike Homer I am fascinated watching the recent SpaceX launches streamed live from Florida, Texas or Orlando. Even more amazing to me is the booster rockets gliding/falling back to earth and then landing upright […]
1. Lawful on-duty firearm carry for W. Va. responders (EMS1.com) W. Va. HB 2916 would allow supervisors to give first responders permission to carry guns if they have successfully completed training and attend annual qualification classes. Fire Chief Dave Caudill said he fully supports the bill as it helps keep first responders safe. “On more than one […]
1. West Va. Fire Chief featured in Oscar-nominated documentary (FireRescue1.com) Heroin(e), a Netflix documentary features three women as they fight the opioid epidemic in Huntington, West Virginia. Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader is on the front lines of the epidemic and thinks society as a whole needs to change their outlook on opioid addicts. “We […]
This morning the 9 day Wisconsin gun deer season opens. Opening day is an unofficial state holiday for me and more than 500,000 other hunters. As you read this I am nestled into a tree stand not far from the shores of the Little Wolf River. It is an idyllic spot. Today’s Everyday EMS Tips […]