This info was passed to me from the VCDL so I am passing to you in the hopes that we can get this passed.
EMS work can be dangerous, especially when they arrive on the scene of a crime before the police do (happens a lot). All innocent life is valuable and people should be able to protect themselves wherever they might go.
There is a proposed change to a regulation that would allow EMS workers to carry (concealed with a CHP or openly) and it is in the comment period. This was supposed to be fixed a few years ago, but a snafu caused only one of the two locations of the weapon ban in the regulations to be removed.
I would encourage everyone to make a comment supporting EMS personnel!
Here is the link to the regulation comment area:
Suggested title: "I support REPEALING the ban on weapons"
Suggested comment: "I support REPEALING the ban on weapons in EMS vehicles"
In the "commenter" area, put in your name, a comma, and then "citizen," like this, "John Doe, citizen"
Until next time, Keep calm and carry!