You think you have it bad in your town working EMS/Rescue? This article reminds me of "DocWagon" from the ShadowRun RPG!
My favorite quote: "We can't throw grenades at them, but they can throw them at us."
X-posted to the EMS group
To the Rescue With Meds and M-16s
In Rio's Violent Slums, Military Ambulance Crews Fight Off Drug Gangs
By Monte Reel Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, March 30, 2007; A10