Ambulance staff want to flag addresses

Local county councils and ambulance staff want the emergency services to be able to flag addresses that could pose a danger to their staff, newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports.

The suggestion is based on an incident in February this year, when a man fired his gun at an ambulance service team while they were loading a patient into the car. The man had previously threatened to kill members of another ambulance service team just six months earlier but had not been on trial for the death threat.

Ambulance staff and county councils want the emergency services to be able to notify staff that the area they are going to may pose a danger to them and maybe even send a police car to accompany them.

The emergency services SOS Alarm has looked into flagging addresses before but come to the conclusion that it would go against the law to keep a register of dangerous areas.