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  •   Home > News > Politics

    A paramedic says there's a lack of respect for first responders

    A paramedic says there's a lack of respect for first responders


    More than three thousand ambulance staff reported being physically or verbally assaulted last year.

    ACC is footing an increasing bill for violence - they've already paid out 13-million dollars in assault-related claims this year.

    Christchurch based intensive care paramedic Dean Brown says drugs and alcohol are used as a scapegoat.

    He says people often think it excuses bad behaviour, if they're under the influence of something.

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    Cricket:
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    Rugby League:
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    The All Blacks camp are on a heightened Covid alert after a positive test in the Welsh camp 10:54

    International:
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    International:
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