Inside EMS Podcast: Should We Curtail Use of Lights and Siren?

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I kick over a hornet’s nest by daring to question: do we run hot way too much?

Here’s my TL;DR version: Hell yes.

Most of our patients could be adequately served with the cable installer’s response time; sometime next Tuesday between the hours of noon and 5:00 pm.

All of the high-visibility paint schemes and expensive lighting options and Opticons and Rumbler sirens and better structural integrity of ambulance modules put together will not increase provider and public safety even a tenth as much as doing one thing:

Slowing the f*ck down and obeying the traffic laws.

Lights and siren use in EMS should be like the Supreme Court’s opinion on abortion; safe, legal… and rare.

But hey, that’s my opinion. We’d like to hear yours.

Listen to the podcast and chime in.

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