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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 31]
Action Amend current regulations to include new regulations as a result of legislative changes and changes in the practice of EMS.
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Comment Period Ends 10/9/2012
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9/13/12  10:29 am
Commenter: Jack Looney, Veteran, Disabled American Citizen

Repeal the ban on trained EMS personell from carrying weapons

I am fully in support of allowing trained EMS personell to carry firearms while on OR off duty for their protection, and the protection of their patients and co-workers.

It is fact that police are either not called to the scene, or arrive sometime after the EMS personell, which has, and very may well again, put their lives in danger.

I urge you to repeal the ban on EMS personell carrying weapons on their person,and in their vehicle, and to make sure they get proper training to use such.


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