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Mass. EMS crew goes the extra mile on a 24-hour shift

A New Bedford EMS crew took the time for a small gesture of kindness for an elderly couple

By Bill Carey

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — A New Bedford EMS crew went above and beyond for an elderly couple on the first call in a 24-hour shift during a snowstorm.

Andrea Garcia and her partner, Alan Kocak, responded to an elderly couple’s home in South End on Feb. 6, WLNE reported.

“When we were there, we noticed that the wife, who was not the patient, was just a little bit distraught about the situation,” Garcia said. “She was nervous.”

After Garcia and Kocak took care of the patient, they wanted to do more to help and offered to shovel the driveway.

Garcia said that it is easy to get discouraged, but going above and beyond keeps her moving.

“There are times that I’m like ‘Why did I pick this job’ especially if we are super busy, Garcia said. “And then when I did that, I was like ‘this is why I picked this job.’”