Decades-old EMS rule may be changed after public hearing

Decades-old EMS rule may be changed after public hearing

Decades-old EMS rule may be changed after public hearing

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by KVUE News

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Posted on December 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

AUSTIN -- City council members could take the first step this week toward changing a decades-old rule for Austin's EMS workers.

Right now, city ordinance says ambulances can go up to 10 miles faster than the posted speed limit on their way to an emergency. But police and fire are simply required to use their best judgement.

EMS officials say that's how their drivers are trained as well. So they want the city to bring the law up to date.

Council members will schedule a public hearing on Thursday.

 

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