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What Is a Public Safety Concern

NREMT typically suggests that license disciplinary action is a bar for licensure. However, NREMT ignores my clients’ post-conviction extensive military and work record. My clients’ rehabilitation as nurses and/or successfully performing military duties or civilian jobs in stressful environments exemplifies their “cool under fire” personality and professionalism. When NREMT ignores these factors, NREMT’s reliance on Policy 51.05(8)’s public safety considerations are misplaced.

I object to the NREMT general position that: “The public in need of out-of-hospital medical services relies on state licensure and national certification to assure that those EMS professionals who respond to their calls for aid qualify for this extraordinary trust.” My clients’ extensive and exemplary military record reflects their qualification of possessing extraordinary trust of both soldiers and private citizens to whom they may provide emergent aid. My clients typically have lengthy and unencumbered employment history that prove they are trustworthy of the strangers care they seeks to continue to provide. Absent any employment related event, MREMT’s basis for denying certification is improper.

My clients’ one-time brush with the law is not reflective of their character or fitness. The incident does not speak in any manner to their competence and professionalism. I attach a resume, and as many job evaluations, military awards and post incident education achievements. These documents objectively demonstrate my clients’ long-term EMT competence and capability.

It is with this information that I argue NREMT’s denial of certification capriciously disregards current updated and reformed public policy of full employment and resurrection of character. A five, ten, fifteen year-old disciplinary action or criminal event is no longer allowed to be a life-long poverty sentence.

Call me to discuss your NREMT denial of certification.

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