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September 15, 2009
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Fla. medics are a crucial part of SWAT teams

By Jerome Burdi
Sun-Sentinel

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — These fire-rescue paramedics fight blazes, and pack heat.

In Palm Beach County, SWAT medics can double as police officers. They go through the police academy, carry a Glock handgun and wear paramilitary green uniforms with ballistic vests.

Full story: Fla. medics are a crucial part of SWAT teams






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