Thursday, March 18, 2010
“Neb. Paramedics Investigated After Boy Handed Radio,” from EMS responder tells of a paramedic who let a boy talk on the Fire Department radio channel in an attempt to calm the boy down after his grandmother had a life threatening asthma attack. The boy was very worried about his grandmother and was becoming a distraction for the medic who was care-giving so the EMT let the boy use the radio to give a required status update to the command center. The effort did help calm the boy down and even inspired the boy to be a paramedic when he was older. However, fire department and police radios are very secure and a serious place. It is a $1,000 fine just for using a swear word on the radio, and only trained professionals are legally aloud to talk on the radio and emergency channels. This relates to education because sometimes the best way to learn something is to do it personally and it relates to the world because sometimes breaking the rules can be alright and help save lives.