Paramedics vs. Ambulances

Joe Schoenmann reports in the Las Vegas Sun today that I have proposed allowing ambulances to change red lights green.

Schoenmann’s story compared and contrasted our government paramedic service and the private ambulance service, but they edited out the part that explored the difference in the levels of training, experience and on-board equipment.

The differences are huge. Ambulances are specialized transporters, while paramedics are specialists in advanced – indeed, cutting edge – first aid. They almost can’t be compared.

You can read more about the City of Las Vegas Fire Department here.

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