Take Time to Applaud Our First Responders

EMS workers are usually the first to arrive on the scene of a car accident, a crime scene, a disaster, or a fire. They never know what they will face when they arrive, and often their own lives are in danger when they do. They kneel down to render life-saving aid along busy highways, outside burning buildings, and on crime-infested streets.

While they are usually the first on the scene, they are often the last to seek recognition.

EMS workers do their jobs because they want to save lives, pure and simple. Their job, as their slogan says, is “More than a job: it’s a calling.”

EMS Week highlights these local heroes in uniform, who usually operate behind the scenes, day after day, night after night, shift after shift, restoring heartbeats, stopping bleeding, and transporting the sick and injured to the emergency health care they need. Their work too often goes unnoticed.

Their presence, quick thinking and skilled actions frequently spell the difference between life and death. They come whenever and wherever they are needed, to face the unknown.

So this week I urge you to join me in marking EMS Week, when we recognize the courage of every EMS worker, from dispatchers and educators to emergency room doctors and nurses.

We issue a heartfelt “thank you” for the heroic acts they perform every time a 9-1-1 call comes in.

We also salute their family members, who sacrifice their time and sense of security, along with the sacrifices of their loved one.

Let us pray for the safety of our EMS workers and honor their sacrifices every time we hear a siren or see an ambulance en route to a tragedy. During EMS Week, let’s take added time to applaud our first responders and their families for being first-rate protectors and healers.

Thank you.

Contact: Jennifer Wilson
(570) 675-3931

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