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Joburg EMS considers beefing up security after robberies

Joburg EMS says police will start escorting paramedics on the job where necessary.

Gauteng EMS conducts a demonstration during the unveiling of 82 new ambulances for the province. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.
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JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Emergency Management Services say it is considering to increase its security after two of its paramedics were robbed at gunpoint in Hursthill this week.

Two weeks ago, three paramedics were also robbed at gunpoint in Yeoville.

EMS usually work with police when paramedics have to enter dangerous areas during certain times at night.

Emergency service's spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi says, “We rely on the communities to protect us because if there’s an individual within the community, who’s terrorising the community, the community should speak up and report the person to the police.”

 

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