Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.Leo Buscaglia
There is no greater gift in life than to serve a purpose greater than oneself. As EMS providers, you are often called to see people at the worst hour of their lives; called to bring light to their dark and troubling time. You are the hands people hold for comfort, the smile that eases their pain, and at times, the last face they see.
You have seen things that cannot be unseen, and still, you press on. Standing shoulder to shoulder with your fellow EMS Providers, you work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of others, leaving your community better than how you found it.
So…reach out to each other, support each other, and celebrate each other in your accomplishments, your successes, and your downfalls. Be the light for each other that you are for so many others in your neighborhood.
On behalf of the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization and North Country EMS, we wish you all a safe and happy National EMS Week! Your work does not go unnoticed, and is greatly appreciated.