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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Virginia Department of Health
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State Board of Health
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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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9/18/12  10:15 am
Commenter: J. W. Alexander - VA. Resident and Citizen

I support REPEALING the ban on weapons
 

I completely support the repeal on the weapons ban for EMS workers.  I was a VA. state and Nationally certified EMT for many years and arrived at many violent scenes from beatings to murders etc. before police on numerous occasions and felt helpless and vunerable until the police finally arrived.  Everyone and especially first responders should have the right to protect themselves!