Fire Chief Marc Bashoor tackles the debate over patient transport in the engine

Following news of a firefighter disciplined over patient transport in an engine, Bashoor asks a series of questions if and when this is ever the right decision

In this episode of the Side Alpha Podcast, Fire Chief Bashoor weighs in on the hotly debated news of an Oklahoma City firefighter being disciplined for his decision to transport a burn victim in the fire engine after waiting 20 minutes for EMS to arrive. While the parents expressed their gratitude for the firefighter's proactive move, the firefighter was disciplined for violating department policy and state law.

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