Allowing EMS to Carry Concealed Weapons Raises Legal Questions

From JEMS:

Recently, a fire/EMS agency in Ohio (see “Paramedics Packing Heat,” p. 16) began allowing its personnel to carry concealed weapons while on duty. Media reports indicate that this policy was adopted in response to the deadly ambush of firefighters in Webster, N.Y., on Christmas Eve and an April incident that occurred in Georgia in which a man held responding personnel hostage before being shot and killed by the police. This month, we examine the legal ramifications of carrying concealed weapons on the job in EMS.