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Shake an EMT's hand today...

Posted on: January 26, 2008 8:38 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2008 8:39 pm

I came into work tonight (for those of you who don't know, I work as an EMT for a private transport company owned by a local Medical Corp.) to find out that an EMT was killed in Michigan today (just up the road from my area). Apparently her and her partner had stopped on the highway to see if a car that was run off the road needed help (there's been alot of snow in our area lately) and was hit by a car that couldn't stop or swerve out of the way in the icy conditions. 23yrs old... she made it about 2 hrs after the accident.

Working for the privates may not be as glamorous as working for a fire department (though some privates do primary response as in this case) but it's still dangerous to be out in the elements at an accident on an expressway in snow and ice with cars flying by at 60 or 70 miles an hour.

If you know any EMT-B's or Medics, whether they work for a fire department or not, shake thire hand and say thanks... they're not in dangerous situations everyday...but they may be taking your 80 year old mom, dad, or grandparent back home from the hospital and have you loved-one's care and well-being in their hands for a few hours. Tell them their hard-work is greatly appreciated...

Category: General

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2008 11:30 am

Shake an EMT's hand today...

Yes I was moved by this tradgedy when I recieved the news from web site. I am a firefighter in a small central Massachusetts town and very close to all emergency providers. My heart goes out to the young woman's family.

So as the title of this message say's please shake a hand of an EMT and give them a hug too.

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