Londonderry man jailed for urinating on ambulance kit

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paramedics are not allowed to defend themselves either. one man hit a drunk who was violent and he got the sack. the uk is making the job more difficult when it is already under such a strain. the drunk, when sobered, had no issue with any of it and walked away without even a fine.
 

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paramedics are not allowed to defend themselves either. one man hit a drunk who was violent and he got the sack. the uk is making the job more difficult when it is already under such a strain. the drunk, when sobered, had no issue with any of it and walked away without even a fine.
There is a huuuuuge different between defending yourself and being an attacker. if you hit a drunk who is violent, at first glance, it doesn't sound like self-defense, and termination might be warranted. EMS personnel should be leaving the scene, and letting law enforcement do their job, and using force to gain compliance if needed.

If someone is drunk, grabs you, and won't let go, and you need to strike them to get yourself free, that can be seen as self-defense; however, if the violent drunk is swinging wildly, and you punch the person in the head, was that self-defense, or was that a punitive action? I'm thinking it was the latter.

However, it seems australia has an even bigger issue with paramedics getting attacked with no consequences: https://thewest.com.au/news/austral...ail-sentences-quashed-on-appeal-ng-b88837042z
 

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paramedics are not allowed to defend themselves either. one man hit a drunk who was violent and he got the sack. the uk is making the job more difficult when it is already under such a strain. the drunk, when sobered, had no issue with any of it and walked away without even a fine.
I will also add if an EMS provider gets punched/hit/kicked/grabbed at, etc, that is not acceptable, however, the proper response is to not strike the person back (despite how good that might feel at the time). Good providers (I know one personally), as well as numerous providers who deserve to be thrown out of this industry, have lost their careers over this type of behavior.

Violence against EMS personnel, or vandalism of EMS equipment, should be handled by law enforcement, with the appropriate criminal charges filed by the district attorney.
 
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