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Dual role firefighters? Still in the cards for the future of the Fire Service, or obsolete cost saving system?

Good morning,

 

1.) What are the thoughts on dual-roled firefighters? (Firefighter/ Medic)  

2.) Do you see this trend continuing in the future?

3.) Does the community seem to benefit from this type of service?  

4.) What draw backs to this trend have you noticed?

 

I am with an organization that has had FF/Medic's in our system since 1995.  I myself, am a cross trained officer and came in under this new program.  There have been several noted draw backs, but I would like to hear others input/ experience before discussing my side of the fence.

 

D.W. Harper II, Lieutenant

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