An excellent article by the Atlantic’s Marion Renault. Emergency Medicine’s Original Sin
The misperception that paramedics are merely ambulance drivers is everyone’s problem.
An Albuquerque man with a history of violence and sexual offenses plead guilty for attempted rape, and for groping an EMT who transported him to the hospital. Sebastian Largo, 38, pleaded guilty to the attempted rape of a woman jogging on a trail near Tramway Blvd. in NE Albuquerque and battery against the EMT. He is expected to serve 2-3 years incarcerated and register as a convicted sex offender, as reported on KRQE today.
Mr. Largo does not appear to be on the NM Sexual Offender Registry despite a long history of sexual crimes. In March 2021 he was charged with groping a teenage girl at NE heights grocery store and those charges appear to have been dropped. He pled guilty recently to grabbing a teenager at Sam’c Club. He was accused of exposing himself to children at Academy Hills Park.
Largo served 9 years in prison for killing his father after beating him to death and assaulting his younger brother who attempted to aid their father.
NM passed law in 2011 supporting our health care workers, including EMT’s, from assault and battery. Section 30-3-9.2: Assault; battery; health care personnel, makes assault and battery a felony when carried out on health care workers.
It is hard to imagine he is not already on the NM Sex Offender Registry, but he will be added now. Is two years jail time enough for someone with such a history of violence and sexual assault of children, young women, and EMT’s?
DC Fire and EMS confirmed that one of their own #DCsbravest firefighters was struck in the leg and survived while treating victims of a shooting.
A time after DC Fire and EMS arrived on scene of a convenience store parking lot to treat victims of a shooting, one firefighter EMT was shot when a vehicle passed by firing at the active scene. The firefighter was treated for a non-life threatening bullet wound and released.
More rescuers would have been shot if it hadn’t been for the fire apparatus that shielded others from the spray of gunfire, leaving the fire engine full of bullet holes.
See more on this local news story.
Stay Safe my Friends!
What is NYC thinking? May cut hundreds of EMT and Paramedic jobs.