As emergency personnel, we are dedicated to the communities that we serve. It’s no secret that those who work in emergencies services are not in it for the money. The communities that all of us work to serve are the same communities that many of us live. We enjoy helping those in need, and attempting to improve every situation we respond.
The members of Sullivan County EMS, the primary EMS agency that serves the City of Kingsport and the residents of Sullivan County, helped show the dedication that they have to their community by taking the time to serve as Salvation Army “bell ringers” at the Wal-Mart on Fort Henry Drive. The agency reached out to the Salvation Army and inquired about when they were needed the most.
Starting around 11AM today, EMT’s and Paramedic’s from SCEMS dropped their stethoscopes and donned Santa hats, red aprons, and stood at the entrances with a smiles on their faces and bells in their hands. As each customer approached the doors, they could be heard greeting the customers with “Merry Christmas.”
While the members of the community are usually forced to meet these emergency responders in the worst of times, today was a prime example of the dedicated responders that our community has serving them on a daily basis! Be proud of the agency you work for and the community you serve!