For What We Might Do

A medic I know likes to say we don’t get paid for what we do every day, we get paid for what we might have to do.

This is the second day in a row, I haven’t done squat. I had a lady with a nose bleed this morning and an MVA refusal this afternoon. Other than that, I’ve just been sitting around.That’s probably what the two EMTs in Long Island were doing the other day when they got a call for a chest pain.

Two EMTs Killed in Crash

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Services Held for Two EMTs(Aquebogue, Long Island-WABC, May 7, 2005) —

Services were held today for two EMTs killed in a horrific ambulance accident on Long Island.

They were rushing a patient to a hospital when the ambulance crashed into a tree in Aquebogue on Tuesday.

A funeral service was held today at St. John’s church in Riverhead for 23-year-old Heidi Behr. She leaves behind a 13-month-old son who suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

And a memorial service was held in Setauket for 30-year-old William Stone. He was engaged to be married.

1 Comment

  • Michael Morse says:

    May they rest in peace. For some unknown reason, whenever I get into the rig I feel as though I’m invincible, somehow immune from the problems my patients have to deal with. I never get into my personal vehicle without strapping in, but seldom do in the rescue. Stories like this make me think twice. Be safe! EMT/Cardiac in Providence

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