EMS WEEK 2018
Posted on May 25, 2018 by Cheryl Souder
After spending this week celebrating Emergency Medical Responders I was able to learn so much about EMS personnel. I tried to place my feet in the shoes of those who serve our communities in BIGGER ways than we could ever give credit too. I obviously could not fill these shoes in the slightest way but I was able to take away a better understanding of the type of person it takes to be an Emergency Medical Responder. In order to work in this line of duty, one must be emotionally, mentally, and physically strong. Those are just 3 things out of the endless list of attributes one must have in order to do this job.
Can you Imagine?
Can you imagine working a scene where an infant, child, or adult has died? Can you try to place yourself in those moments and be okay? Would you be able to work and do what is necessary to provide the utmost care to those who are injured and the families of those who have just lost a loved one? Can you then imagine only hours later going home to your family and keeping it together? The burden of the day’s work still fresh on your eyes as you glance upon your family around the dinner table. Can you imagine yourself working a crash scene with severe life-altering injuries? Can you imagine the life of the person in front of you literally depends on the choices you make and the lifesaving care you are providing in those very seconds? The burden and the weight of this job I can imagine would be heavy, like dragging heavy chains across the street as your running up to provide lifesaving aid. Again your shift ends, you head home, rest your head, and get up and do it all over again. Day in and day out and sometimes for days on end, from Christmas to Thanksgiving serving the community without an end. All of this to protect those we love, to serve our community, and save lives.
EMS providers definitely have superhuman qualities, however, they are human’s with real emotions and struggles just like you, just like me.
We must take into account that just because on the outside EMS personnel are able to keep it together to get their jobs done does not mean they do not carry it within them after working traumatic scenes. EMS providers definitely have superhuman qualities however, they are human’s with real emotions and struggles just like you, just like me.
Please thank an Emergency Medical Responder for every sacrifice that is made to provide lifesaving care to our communities. EMS providers are crucial to each and every community to provide prehospital lifesaving medical care. EMS providers are who we personally count on when we are in faced with emergency situations in our lives. This job is not an easy one and it truly does take an extraordinary person to be an Emergency Medical provider.
Thank you is only a mere sliver of how grateful we truly are for each and every one of you. We hope you all had a wonderful week celebrating EMS Week 2018. It was a pleasure to CELEBRATE YOU!!!
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