Forum Deputy Chief
Although there is another thread about ems carry firearms the thread has no poll. So I will be creating one with a poll.
I voted no, because primarily PD is close enough so you can get out safely. BUT, I do think that rural EMS should be armed and have to go through special training for firearms handeling first off, then have to log a few hours on the range each month to keep up.
No suck thing as a bullet proof vest if I were to wear a vest it would have to be lvl 3 or 4. Not lvl 2 which is worn by a majority of peace officers. I would wear that lvl because in my neck of the woods while we don't have many pistols we have more rifle and shotguns here. The calibres we are dealing with here are anywhere from a .270 to .300 win magnum.I always need protection for other bodies.
At least you didn't say bullet proof. Than someone would correct you and say bullet resistant.