- Is the paramedic to receive any additional self defence training, over and above the basics they already receive? In a highly charged drink fueled disturbance the possibility of injury is obviously increased.
- Is there not a a slight conflict of interests between the crew of the vehicle? Although they have a common remit to preserve life, one has that as a primary aim the other's is law enforcement.
- Is this not another import from the USA where there is more combined management of emergency services and cross role working?
- Is this another way of sneaking workforce modernisation in by the back door?
I suppose it is highly likely more good than bad will come from the 'experiment' but I would like to reserve judgement, at least for now.