Wisconsin's New Conceal Carry Weapons Law and EMS
November 2, 2011 - Run Time 12:45
Guest: Sgt. Kevin Bygd, Dunn County Sheriff's Office
On November 1, 2011, Wisconsin became the 49th state to allow individuals to legally register and carry a concealed firearm. State officials estimate 100,000 permits will be issued in the first twelve months. Given this change, and potential risk for ambulance service workers, what does EMS do when discovery of a pistol or firearm is made when completing a routine patient exam, call to a home residence or along side the highway at a vehicle crash?
These and other important questions are answered during the podcast interview with Sgt. Kevin Bygd. In addition, EMS personnel should seek training that is coordinated and presented by their local law enforcement office, as well as consider updating policy and procedures. Additional considerations include placing a pistol gun cabinet in one of the outside ambulance compartments or at the very least make available a gun trigger safety lock.
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