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    Violent Encounter; Patient Abandonment?

    Well, I can tell you as a subject matter expert for both the NAEMT and the National EMS Management Association regarding violence against EMS providers... fleeing a violent encounter is NOT patient abandonment. Your Duty to Act stops at peril....which is why you do not have to go into a HazMat...
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    Massacre of firefighters in NY ignites debate over EMT, firefighter safety

    Denver Paramedic Division runs classes on a regular basis. I will actually be out there again sometime in July. That is as close as we are for the moment. They have made it part of their academy. When I know a date I will PM you. As far as product placement...... this is simply one of many...
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    Massacre of firefighters in NY ignites debate over EMT, firefighter safety

    Again, I am not anti-arming anyone...... I am against having any tool at the disposal of a person with a duty to act/respond without proper training. In the images below, this was a simple MVC. Medic was checking out the driver, trooper shows up asks for ID and a weapon retention situation...
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    Massacre of firefighters in NY ignites debate over EMT, firefighter safety

    When we talk about "average" EMSer........ you and those that practice are not in the average category. I ask...... do you train weapon retention? Do you train weapon disarming for if your weapon retention fails? I teach the TDK, and I will gladly introduce you to many street officers that...
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    Massacre of firefighters in NY ignites debate over EMT, firefighter safety

    You can call it whatever you want. I'm tired of people being injured and hurt on the job, then we go speak somewhere and someone says "We never knew you existed". At least when they see a logo.... they go to the source. Have you seen how much safety information is on our site? FREE? So check...
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    Massacre of firefighters in NY ignites debate over EMT, firefighter safety

    True, by all means. It is just they were not responding to a report of a structure or vehicle fire like the others. Still tragic nonetheless and nothing has changed safety wise. MAST actually sent a guy down to become an instructor in DT4EMS. He passed with flying colors....... then the FD...
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    Massacre of firefighters in NY ignites debate over EMT, firefighter safety

    And not to hack anyone off.....because I LOVE my EMTLife family...... but sometimes the jokes lead to actions........ because people say things like..... "I'd just whack em with the O2 Bottle" and how they would do this or that...... but then headlines like this appear........
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    Massacre of firefighters in NY ignites debate over EMT, firefighter safety

    Yes, thank you. I am familiar with that as well....... it was not the "ambush" style where the fire was set to lure responders, so I don't include it in the ambush topic. I bring that one up when we talk about one of the 6 D's ...this "D" is the "Domestic"...... the shooting that occurred in...
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    EMS Self-Defense Instructor Course

    Next Instructor Course is February 25-March 1, 2013. It will be in Branson as well. We will also be having an EVE-Initial and an EVE-Advanced that same week. We will have some of our top instructors from across the country in helping teach this one.
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    Massacre of firefighters in NY ignites debate over EMT, firefighter safety

    Actually in Missouri, there were two "ambush" style. One was in KC (MAST Ambulance) Paramedic Mary Seymour was shot after being set up for a fire scene.. I think that was 2004. Then Ryan Hummel (sp) was shot and killed in Maplewood as he exited the truck--also responding to a fire scene. With...
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    Massacre of firefighters in NY ignites debate over EMT, firefighter safety

    Kinda my point........ anytime we bring up the real issue of safety....... people crack jokes. The joking actually keeps victims of violence from telling their story for fear of being made fun of. It's a culture thing. I have hundreds of emails from people sharing their stories of horrific...
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    Massacre of firefighters in NY ignites debate over EMT, firefighter safety

    Massacre of firefighters in NY ignites debate over EMT, firefighter safety http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-massacre-of-firefighters-in-ny-ignites-debate-over-emts-firemen-carrying-guns-20121228,0,6791366.story
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    Free slot in EMS-Self-Defense class

    It is a great town for sure! Some of the best public servants I have ever met work there.

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