Emergency Medical Technicians answer a lot of calls that have little to no risk at all. They roll up to a house in a nice neighborhood to check out someone feeling a little lightheaded or something, then possibly load them up on the ambulance and take them to the hospital. Even if the call is a bit more intense, there’s not a lot of risks.
Yet sometimes, that’s not the case. They roll up to a call in a completely different situation. They might find people who wish them harm, perhaps for the drugs they think might be on the ambulance or for some other reason.
This has led to some discussion in EMT circles about whether they should be able to carry concealed firearms. A poll seems to suggest the majority are OK with people carrying. However, let’s just say that some other people have some rather bizarre ideas about the topic.
By Tom Knighton