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Random Acts of Kindess

“It’s not that kindness and altruism in our profession – and the world in general – is becoming rarer, it’s that it happens so often that it’s not news”
From fulfilling dying wishes to finishing house work for a patient, EMS providers performed some pretty incredible acts of kindness this year
Charles Avery, the EMS programs director at Bainbridge State College, realized he needed to create an all-out celebration of Blair Williams’ dream after meeting her for the first time
After transporting him home from the hospital, First Response Paramedic Maisie Vance noticed James Koch didn’t have any food or clean clothes
After seeing AMR members being mistreated by some people being tested, Carol Forward said she was impressed by their professionalism and inspired to thank them for their work
Rockland paramedics completed the patient’s delivery run to put him at ease after the crash
Superior Ambulance Paramedic Matt Mettenburg received a commendation for going out to buy supplies for the child after he was taken to the police station
Forsyth County EMT Steven Plante spread joy to residents and his crew with a piano rendition of “My Heart Will Go On”
When Army veteran Prince Pinkney, 83, became overheated while working on his lawn, a Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crew treated him and then picked up where he left off
The commission, which normally has a “zero tolerance” policy on gifts for public officials, will allow some exceptions during the COVID-19 pandemic
When Harold Storelee, 88, broke his hip while cutting his grass, West Thurston Firefighter-EMTs made sure he both he and his lawn were well taken care of
First responders performed a welfare check after the woman told a healthcare worker she was unable to buy food after having surgery
Two Delaware EMS providers walked three blocks to bring a patient’s perishable groceries home after a medical emergency
EMS1 readers share the patient comments that brightened their day, and reminded them why they chose a career in emergency services
Medic 2 crew returned to the scene of an earlier medical call to finish up mowing for the owner