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EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
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I have been researching ems aimed self defense training and as of yet I have only been able to find a self defense course called DT4EMS in the US. I live in Alberta, Canada and havent been able to…Continue

Tags: weapons, defense, self

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Paczkowski Aug 4, 2011.

 

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Joe Paczkowski replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
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Aug 4, 2011
Ben Waller replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
"Kill 'em then heal 'em? "
Aug 3, 2011
Dan Bachman replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
"why do you need a gun?  Shoot the perp and pronounce them. I guess."
Aug 3, 2011
Carolyn J Ewell (CJ) replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
"I have worked in secure inpatient settings in the past and one thing I took away from that is that a person carrying a weapon can concentrate on patient care, or on keeping the weapon secure, but not both. Bringing a weapon to a hostile environment…"
Aug 2, 2011
Sarah Kathryn Wadford replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
"Unless your a military medic there would be no need to carry a weapon. Now close combat training may be useful for combative patients with the aim of subduing them so you can continue with your job. I don't see carrying weapons making a big…"
Jul 30, 2011
Ben Waller replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
"There's an easier way to do this for tactical medics.   1) Train and certify the medics as police officers.   2) Put the medics in the law enforcement chain of command including law enforcement uniforms when functioning as a tactical…"
Jul 30, 2011
Joe Paczkowski replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
"Personally, one thing I find frustrating is that half the time anything controversial crops up, too many readers cry instead of trying to have a discussion. As a conveyer of fine heresy (I'm stealing that term from Rogue Medic), I find it…"
Jul 26, 2011
Clark J. Crago replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
"Ohio House Bill 288   What Ohio Bill would do for SWAT or TEMS teams. I think this should go further with the Concealed Carry on all EMT and Paramedics with the CCW License.   Some Ohio emergency medical technicians could get the right to…"
Jul 26, 2011
Mike Rubin replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
"Yes. Coincidentally, I just raised this same point elsewhere. I think there are several reasons for the frustration you mention. In my opinion, the most prominent is the differences between verbal and online communication."
Jul 18, 2011
Skip Kirkwood replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
"Since October 2010 - that's more like "occassionally cropping back up" like a bad penny.   Seriously - traffic on the JEMSconnect is way down....wonder why?  Few new topics, and many of those that appear get no responses for…"
Jul 18, 2011
Ben Waller replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
"Skip,   This discussion has reached 18 pages.  It doesn't seem that anything has shut it down at all."
Jul 17, 2011
G. Kyle Beard replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
"Chief Kirkwood I couldn't agree more. Ben I will add one last bit. Your comment on being a target during entry. The system I currently work for full time, TEMS medics don't make entry with the team, they are with the driver of the team…"
Jul 17, 2011
Skip Kirkwood replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
"One of the factors that has contributed to the demise of the JEMSconnect forums is the repeated demands for evidence on any particular point, particularly when the demanding party knows good and well that there is no evidence in either direction,…"
Jul 17, 2011
Ben Waller replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
"Scott,   Your first paragraph - how does having a medic add "trust and accountability" to a tactical team? Tactical teams - the good ones anyway - have high levels of trust and accountability, regardless of the team…"
Jul 17, 2011
Ben Waller replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
"Scott,   "You are obviously against tactical medics in general."  That is not accurate.  I'm asking for someone to show me that having them a) passes a basic risk-benefit test (to say nothing of a cost-benefit test) and…"
Jul 17, 2011
Ben Waller replied to Taegan's discussion EMS Personnel Carrying Weapons
"In the EOD case, any competent medic could have indeed done it.  It was a training scenario.  No body armor, tactical entry, or other special training is needed to treat blast trauma after the explosion is over.   In the other case,…"
Jul 17, 2011

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