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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Virginia Department of Health
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State Board of Health
chapter
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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9/12/12  6:34 pm
Commenter: Ty Rudder, Citizen, EMT

I support REPEALING the ban on weapons in EMS vehicles
 

As someone with active service in EMS reaching back into the 1990s, I have come to appreciate the value of effective self-defense, especially in rural areas with extended police response.  I urge the removal of the EMS weapons ban, as this matter is better-handled by the Commonwealth's existing laws on the carrying and transportation of weapons, and the policies and procedures of individual fire/rescue compaines.