Omaha Paramedics Investigated for Allowing Child to Use Radio during Emergency Transport


 
 

| Thursday, March 18, 2010


OMAHA, Neb. - The Omaha fire department is investigating whether paramedics acted inappropriately when they let an 11-year-old boy talk on an emergency radio.



Brett Roth says his grandson, Joey Roth, was riding in the ambulance carrying his grandmother to a hospital Tuesday when he was allowed to relay information over the radio. The message was "On route to Immanuel. Code 2. Ambulance 21 at Immanuel."



Brett Roth says the boy was upset and the ambulance crew was trying to calm him. He doesn't think paramedics did anything wrong.



Last month, an air traffic controller at New York's Kennedy Airport was suspended after bringing his son to work and allowing the youngster read a few routine messages to pilots. His supervisor was also suspended.



___



Information from: KETV-TV, http://www.ketv.com




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Leadership and Professionalism, Operations and Protcols

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

The Evolution of Civilian High Threat Medical Guidelines

How mass killing events have proven a need for new guidelines.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Baltimore Man Rescued from Building Collapse

Rowhouse collapse traps a worker in the basement area.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

A Night with Wisconsin’s Busiest Medic Unit

Ride along one night with the paramedics of MED 5.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Patient Dies in West Virginia Ambulance Rollover

Marion County Rescue Squad crew is injured in collision.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Rescue Volunteers in Syria

White Helmets group at work during fighting.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Boulder Pins Colorado Hiker

Wilderness EMS team frees trapped hiker.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

North Dakota Oilfield Medics

Tactics used in offshore platforms tailored to the remote areas.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >