‘Fire-medic’ proposal heats up paramedic conference
The hot topic for Ontario paramedics meeting in Ottawa this week is a pitch by firefighters to become “fire-medics.”
Carmen Santoro can’t believe it’s causing so much smoke.
Santoro, president of the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association, said his association’s proposal to train firefighters to provide more medical treatment is simply “practical.”
“This is not a turf war. It’s not about us and them. It’s about patient care,” Santoro said Monday.