April 17, 2011

Don't Forget Your Local Paramedics and Firefighters

by Charles Douglas Owens, II


Don't Forget Your Local Paramedics and Firefighters

It's now been ten years since I left the Emergency Medical Services profession, but I still think about the people I worked with, calls I run, things I've seen, lives saved and lives lost every day. These are things one never forgets.

After the tragedy of September 11, 2011, there was a tremendous outpouring of support for EMS, Fire, and Rescue personnel. But, sadly, it remains a thankless profession. No one really thinks about these professions until they need them.

These are men and women who see things daily that no normal person should ever see, who deal with things daily that most people couldn't imagine. And when your life hangs in the balance, they are the ones who answer the call and will do anything to save your life—even if it costs them their own lives.

Take the time today to pick up a phone book and get the address and non-emergency phone number to your local EMS station and fire station. Give them a call or drop them a card to say thank for serving. It'll mean more to them than you'll ever believe.

—Rev. Dr. Charles Douglas Owens, II


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Cavak Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago. ✓ Mailed 2 weeks, 2 days ago   Favorite
You wrote an old post many years ago asking people to thank EMS people for their work. Thank you for being so empathetic and caring to them.

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