Skip to comments.Swedish Medics Need Military Equipment to Enter Certain Areas – Ambulance Drivers Union(No Go Zones)
Posted on 03/02/2017 8:35:47 AM PST by nickcarraway
SWEDEN'S Ambulance Drivers Union was warned medics are not equipped to enter vulnerable areas without police protection.
Gordon Grattidge, chairman of the union, told DGS TV that medics need tactical units and special equipment in order to enter risky areas across Sweden.
In 2016, more than 55 places were outlined as areas police were struggling to maintain law and order, as thugs attack officers and wreak havoc.
The situation on Sweden came under scrutiny in February as US President Donald Trump suggested the Scandinavian countrys troubles was a result of its liberal refugee policy.
President Trumps claims were shut down by Swedish officials, however Mr Grattidge has now spoken out to say there are areas his members cannot go, as they have directives to not enter potentially dangerous situations.
Quizzed by DGS TV host Paulina Neuding about his call for military equipment to be used to protect medics, he insisted increased protection of medics was necessary.
Mr Grattidge said: That is correct. I want to be clear that weve talked about tactical units.
We should have special equipment to be able to go with the police into dangerous areas.
We have not received any response to that question. But we work with a lighter form of protection, such as body armour and helmets.
Its when we enter risky areas and a dangerous situation can occur for our paramedics [we need protection].
Its often about these risky areas we have in Sweden, so called no-go zones.
Neuding challenged the chairman on whether it was justified for someone in his role to brand areas in Sweden as no-go zones, which prompted Mr Grattidge to say this was reality for medics.
He said: Yes I think so. I know its sensitive and controversial but for us its really a no-go zone because we have directives to not go into dangerous situations, and we are very clear about that.
But sometimes you end up there anyway and in that case it would be good if you have adequate protection.
We are supposed to get personal protection from the police when we enter these areas.
Its primarily about segregated areas. In these areas, no-go zones, the majority of the people are immigrants.
In these areas it is important that we have a high-risk approach and that we get protection.
Mr Grattidge also said some areas are too dangerous for ambulances to enter because they risked getting attacked.
Its too dangerous to enter. We can be prevented from entering, we may be blocked from getting out, he said.
Vehicles can be sabotaged at the site. We can be exposed to physical violence. In seconds it can turn to attacks on our vehicles or against us personally.
The Ambulance Drivers Unions remarks come after Swedish PM Stefan Löfven has dismissed claims the country is struggling as a result of its refugee policy.
During a joint press conference in Stockholm with visiting Canadian Governor General David Johnston, he said: Let me put it like this I was, like many others I believe, surprised by the comments made about Sweden this weekend.
Sweden like many other countries, we have opportunities, we have challenges, I believe that goes for every country in the world.
Two weeks ago I traveled around the country and I could see people's worry but also peoples expectations and their dreams. We have challenges, no doubt about it.
Express.co.uk has contacted the Stockholm police and the Interior Ministers office for comment.
Even though your average Swede is a pacifist, at some point they must realize their entire country and security, home and family is at risk with the savages they have invited into their home......................
If the government cannot provide services to a particular area, then that area is not under that government.
They have formed a new government.
Get rid of it, or be taken over by it.
The average Swede must be an idiot too.
Come on man. The average American was an idiot for 8 years.
Almost half still are.
They need to wake up and turn up the heat.
More truth, which a large segment of USAians does not have eye to see. Thx Nick
Simple solution: Don’t enter the no-go areas. Let the Moslems die of treatable conditions within the hellholes they’ve created for themselves.
You'd expect that in Latin America.But not Sweden.
Man did you nail that sucker.
Hmmm. “No Go zones” sound very similar to “conquered territory”. Sadly, only one side seems to even be aware of the war. This certainly helps the invaders maintain the upper hand. It is so shocking that entire countries are simply being handed over.
Just hire some Moozlem EMT’s. Make the Saudis pay for it.
We have technology that can instantly track a projectile back to it’s point of origin. We have guns that instantly deliver a projectile to a point. Why do we tolerate “no go zones”?
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