The fire extinguisher is not just for show
Could something similar be created for EMS? an abridged course that incudes weapons, basic tactics, and de-escalation tactics, but not penal codes and a lot of the legal stuff that involve enforcing the law?Yes that would be POST. Where you lean weapons, basic tactics, laws, penal codes, defensive driving, de-escalation tactics, etc. To be a cop.
Using California's POST training as an example as an example (found at https://post.ca.gov/regular-basic-course-training-specifications), training involves two relevant domains, Domain 35 which is Firearms/Chemical Agents for 72 hours, and Domain 20 use for force/de-escalation, which is 16 hours. That's 86 out of the 581 minimum hours required for POST certification, not including testing.
The rest of the training involved other domains that would be more relevant to LEO operations, not firearms use. Wouldn't that allow the EMS providers to be "adequately training" as officers in those two domains?