EMTs attacked by patient

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by WT, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. WT

    WT Millennium Member

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    Jan 12, 1999
    VICTORVILLE, Calif. — A man is facing assault charges after he became combative with EMTs and smashed an ambulance’s windows. He was armed with scissors.

    EMTs were transporting an intoxicated man to the hospital when he became violent toward the EMTs. The crew bailed out of the ambulance and called for police assistance.

    The attacker was booked on assault and vandalism charges. The EMTs suffered minor injuries and the ambulance was placed out of service.

    I've noticed EMTs wearing Batman belts carrying scissors, knives, flashlights, gloves and a host of other equipment. Whatever is on the belt available to the EMT is also available to an unruly patient. Something to think about.