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Kansas Paramedics Train to Work with SWAT Team

LENEXA, Kan. (KSHB, 41 Action News) From a barricade to a hostage situation, and from escorting a dignitary to making a high-risk arrest, the SWAT team responds to it all. And in Johnson County, when one of the six SWAT teams serving the county responds, a paramedic is on board.

The role is called a tactical paramedic. Because the number of SWAT calls has increased in Johnson County over the past three years, Johnson County Med-Act is training three more paramedics to handle the SWAT responsibilities.

By the end of September, Johnson County Med-Act will have a total of 12 tactical medics. MORE