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Why you should strive to leave the EMS profession better than you found it

Our co-hosts discuss the week’s top stories and how providers can positively impact the EMS industry during their career

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Inside EMS hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson open this week’s episode with the news of the death of Paramedic Pete Reed, a former Marine who was recently killed in Ukraine when his ambulance was shelled by Russian forces as he was helping to evacuate civilians out of the city of Bakhmut.

“I have tremendous respect for those who don’t have a legal requirement to render aid but give of themselves, and in this case, Pete Reed paid the ultimate sacrifice,” says Grayson.

Our co-hosts also discuss a county in New York that is offering a 10% property tax exemption for volunteer providers and firefighters, as well as the sentencing details for a man who stabbed an on-duty EMS captain.

“We see a lot of our peers who are getting assaulted and getting hurt on the job. Where is the justice for those people?” asks Cebollero.

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Top quotes

“Ten years from now, this work that you do still shows up on your work history and what will it say about you as you go forward and you go on to the next phase in your career?” — Chris Cebollero

“That’s why we have this podcast. This is something we do to extend our advocacy and our passion for our profession beyond the guy in the other seat in the truck and beyond the classroom. It’s a way to leave our mark and leave our profession a little better than we found it by spreading the message and getting advocacy out there to a broader range of people.” — Kelly Grayson


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