The last couple years I've seen ads from all over the US for a job description of EMT (or EMT-Paramedic)/Security Officer. When I did private security 20 years ago this was unheard of, now apparently its becoming quite popular. Is there a reason for this change? Are they trying to kill 2 birds with 1 stone? I feel like a pioneer here, as I had all my Security Officers certified as First Responders as a value added feature, when I was a private security Operations Manager and volunteer EMT and EMT-Instructor. On another note, I'm sure some of these positions are armed. Some in EMS are against armed EMTs for various reasons, such as weapons retention while performing skills. Funny how the same situation has evolved from a different angle, only most private security open carries whereas armed EMS should be concealed. Thoughts?