EMT, AEMT Cardiac Care Tech, CPR Instructor, EMT and First Responder Instructor, Trauma Care, IV Certified,
I had to retire from the dept after a serious spinal injury left me unable to perform duties. I was widowed to a vol. fireman in 2002 and was lucky to remarry a great guy who, unfortunately, doesn't belong to the fire dept but has relatives very active in the fire dept on Long Island. I worked my way up the chain of command and held just about every EMS position in the company. I also had the honor of being the first female squad capt. and first AEMT in the town. I served on the founding organization to get ALS into the small towns in the Adirondacks.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I wanted to do something useful for my community when I moved to this small town in a rural area.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I want to make a difference
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Lack of new volunteers coming into the fire companies,
Lack of funding from state
lack of trained volunteers to man daytime hours
Inflation affecting everything, cost of gas, insurance rates, etc.
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