Unexpected EMT visit prompts Pa. man ...

Unexpected EMT visit prompts Pa. man to fire gun

There are 1 comment on the Evening Sun story from May 26, 2011, titled Unexpected EMT visit prompts Pa. man to fire gun. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Authorities say an elderly man pointed a gun at an ambulance crew then fired a shot into the ceiling after the medics entered the wrong apartment while responding to a call in western Pennsylvania.

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Arlington, VA

#1 May 26, 2011
I wasn't aware that medics were allowed to force entry? I thought was a fire department driven protocol only after directed to by police. Unless the individual is observed to be in an emergency situation? If they could not physically see the man, they shouldn't have forced their way into the home. Being a medic and former cop, I know what those risks are. Perhaps better training is needed here?

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