posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 10:32 PM
Unless that firefighter was a paramedic....some are.
But most firefighters are only EMT.
So unless the ambulance only had a BLS crew. Basic life support.
The care of the patient should go up not down. First responder to EMT to EMT 2 to Pararamedic to PHRN( pre hospital registered nurse and up.
NEVER backwards in the level of care. That's the law!
Once those medic arrived. If he was still needed and was requested. Then that cop should not interfere!
If he got snippy and I have dealt with this many times. Then by all means the officer was in his rights.
However if I was the officer I would have waited for the scene to clear and handle it then.
Medical or fire. Medical
Send cops and first responders. In a 911 call the police are supposed to arrive first for scene safety. Then medics will arrive
If its a medical call.
If its a fire then same for the most part police...but they park away not to hinder the access for firefighters. Then medics will park away as well
allowing the fire apparatus ( fire trucks ) to have good access. Medics will standby for patients. This includes staying the whole time in case of a
downed fire fighter.
Now there was a case a month or so back in California. Where a cop did in fact pull a fire fighter away from a working car wreck scene. Same
reason...the truck was blocking the highway. This is the one that had me STEAMING. You can find it on YT. Its a dash can footage with audio.
Yours truly, a former paramedic and fire fighter.
edit on 27-3-2014 by Bigburgh because: (no reason given)
edit on 27-3-2014
by Bigburgh because: (no reason given)