I worked for Cleveland EMS for 5 years. I wish it was longer, but circumstances occurred (like city residency) and I missed out on staying longer. I did have a bullet proof vest, it was the older flak jacket style, the same type I had in the military, and it really never fit. I carried it with me, and still put it on, in situations that called for it, but never felt protected as much as I should have been with a newer vest that was issued years later.
Now its being mandated that Cleveland EMS employees wear their bullet proof vests at all times while responding to calls. They seem not to be required while at base, or at hospitals, but basically for all response calls.
Check out the rest of the story, by following the link below. I think its a good idea, I am paramount for all things safety, and still have friends that work there. I don’t want anyone to ever get shot or hurt.
So what do you think about it? Do you think that all cities should provide EMT’s and Paramedics bullet proof vests?
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