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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  8:25 pm
Commenter: Davis Sessums Firefighter/EMT-Basic

I support REPEALING the ban on weapons

I support EMS providers being able to open and conceal carry firearms for self defense while performing our duites.  I personally have been assaulted while performing my duties as a Firefighter/EMT, and I know numerous other providers have been assaulted as well.  Sometimes an emergency scene turns violent very quickly and law enforcement is not always there to intervene.  Please Allow us to carry the tools we need to protect ourselves and our patients.  Thank you for reading these comments. 

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