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I Am More than Just an Ambulance Driver

Submitted by on August 27, 2010 – 4:58 pm4 Comments
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By Jamey Perkins

When you decided to cut taxes and reduce our staff, I was the one that had to work triple duty to keep our community safe.

When your husband needed chemo three times a week, I was the one that took care of him during the four hour trips.

I am more than just an ambulance driver

When your 13 your old son decided to drive his four wheeler into a barbed wire fence, I was the one that came to his aid and kept him alive until he reached a hospital.

When you were chasing a fugitive for two hours through the country, I was the one that was following you, and then saved your life after being shot and crashing your cruiser.

I am more than just an ambulance driver

When your 16 year old son crashed his car on the interstate, I was the one that was immediately there to stop his bleeding and keep him from dying.

When your wife developed a blood clot in her lungs, I was the one that began to breathe for her. I was the one that helped to give you and her a longer future together.

I am more than just an ambulance driver

When your 15 year old daughter decided to give birth to her breech baby in her bedroom, I was the one that came and finished the delivery and saved your grandchild from suffocating before it could have a chance to live.

When your father decided to stab your mother, I was the one that was there to keep her alive. I was the one that got her to the hospital in time to have emergency surgery done.

I am not just an ambulance driver

When your wife and her friends were struck by a semi truck, I was the one that tried to save them, and I am the one that still wonders if I could have done something different to save them all.

When you decided to drive drunk and flipped your Volkswagen: I was the one that was there, holding your four year old daughters hand until the fire department could lift the car off of her chest. I was the one that she last asked for help, and I was the one that saw her take her last breath.

I am not just an ambulance driver

When you are sick, or injured, or even just frightened, I will be the one to come to your aid. To comfort you, to treat your injuries, and to do everything in my ability to save your life.

When you are old and lonely, and just want a friendly face to talk to in the middle of the night, I will be the one that will come to reassure you. I will be the one that will hold your hand and tell you that everything is alright.

When your loved ones leave the house, I will be the one that is ready to respond at a moment’s notice. I will be the one willing to drop anything I am doing, and come to your aid. I will be the one to risk my own life, so that you or your loved one can live to see another day.

I am much more than just an ambulance driver. I am an EMT.

4 comments on “I Am More than Just an Ambulance Driver

  1. bondsman on said:

    When segments of society are too stupid to insure their own survival and Murphy’s law takes over you have EMS. In America those who work the hardest get paid the least.

  2. SO, you are saying EMS is sort of the buffer between dumb and dead? LOL Sounds about right.

    Sadly, you are correct, bondsman. In this country, it seems that the harder working people only do so to help keep the wealthy , wealthy.

  3. Lavern D on said:

    People just don’t realize how much preparation goes into becoming a paramedic. Paramedic risk his or her life on a daily basis walking into situations unknown let alone driving with the crazies on the highway that won’t move over.

  4. Karen @ Pledging for Change on said:

    Your work is wonderful and I have sooooooo much respect for you.

    I can never understand when people take advantage or even attack these wonderful qualified medics. I can NEVER understand when govts cut back funding…. it’s dreadful and costs lives and is disrespectful of emergancy services that save lives.

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