Tactical Trained REMSA Paramedics Credited With Saving Gun Shot Victims

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority or REMSA has a group of paramedics, trained in SWAT tactics to go in with police during a high risk response. Similar to medics in the military, they provide fast response to officers, victims and even suspects when things go wrong. For the past fifteen years, the eight man team has been training and responding for an event like Monday’s shooting at Sparks Middle School.

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Kramer - 10/26/2013 2:00 PM
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'gunshot' is One Word-just like it sounds. DUH/EDIT

cnichols - 10/24/2013 9:40 PM
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From a patient care perspective, it's advantageous to have EMS personnel who can assess and treat patients while a dynamic incident is still unfolding, rather than staging in a secure location and waiting for the whole scene to be cleared. You can grouse all you want about the tactics used by law enforcement, but public safety workers deserve to go home safely at the end of the day too, and the use of tactically trained, attired and equipped is one way to try to level the playing field. The point in this situation is that tactical medics - which no one should have any problem with - helped save lives in this situation and that is laudable and a credit to their courage and professionalism.

1renogirl - 10/24/2013 2:47 PM
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Some people would gripe if they were hung with a new rope, Alison...

Alison03 - 10/24/2013 11:27 AM
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NVMirage- He saved a kids life. I am sure if you were in this situation you would want the paramedic to have this kind of training, right? Instead of belittteling him for his knowledge how about you thank him for his service.

NVMirage - 10/24/2013 6:45 AM
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So not only are the police being militarized, now paramedics are too? Are firefighters next on the list to look and act like they're battling Taliban in Afghanistan instead of serving the public?
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