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The protection is needed to prevent the identification of paramedics or patients, according to the opinion.
While paramedics argued their case, Ray threatened to pull out a pistol.
The possibility of charging ambulance fees in Prince William will resurface Tuesday when the Board of County Supervisors reconvenes after a month-long recess.
"Let us renew our resolve against those who perpetrated this barbaric act and who plot against us still," Obama said. "In defense of our nation, we will never waver."
Three women had complained to the ambulance company or police in the two years leading up to Herring's abuse.
In the letter, obtained by The Associated Press, the department gives the North Dakota EMS Association a Sept. 30 deadline to make policy changes.
The council voted 7-6 in favor of an amendment that called for assigning management of the ambulance service to the city s Fire Department.
"The next thing he realized he was waking up to a paramedic cutting his seatbelt off and telling him he did a fantastic job, and thank goodness he wore his seatbelt because it saved his life."
Since Labor Day weekend, the decade-old paramedic program is no more, due to a recently expired contract.
Secretary Napolitano is encouraging citizens around the country to focus on becoming better prepared for and more resilient in the face of emergencies of all kinds.