Sacrifice to resolve tragedies

A local Village is celebrating its 60th year of Emergency Medical Services. What started in 1954 has touched the lives of many people and continues today. While interviewing Jerry, he said, “Oh, the best parts are I can get up early in the morning, 2 a.m. and it’s my weight lifting. I carry people to the ambulance. But seriously, in reality, it’s pitching in and helping others.”

And, he meant it. Jerry retired from police officer work and immediately joined the local EMS squad. “Idleness is not good so I went through the training and joined what I found out was a group of the best people ever to work with. Many of the other volunteers are still working to make a living and yet when that siren or buzzer goes off they go answer the call to help.”

Coming onto the scene of a tragedy tightens stomachs however these volunteers are found overlooking the horribleness that sometimes happens in life and help to the best of their ability. It reminds me of a true sacrifice.


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