Thankful Thursday-Our local EMS service & others who serve

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Good afternoon everyone-Today I was reminded twice how lucky and blessed we are to have people willing to service others as firefighters, policemen and women, EMT's, medics and our military.  Unless you are part of a family that has someone who serves in any of these capacities you can't totally understand what a sacrifice these men and women and their loved ones face in their daily jobs.

I was first reminded early this morning when I read this post of  Tammy Lankford's and the tragic loss of a member of one her daughter's work family.  What all of these folks do is nothing short of amazing and selfless. As I told Tammy & it is so true it takes a certain kind of person to do what these TRUE HEROES. do everyday and that is serve others and put their lives on the line.  My heart and prayers go out to all the families affected by this tragedy.  God Bless each and everyone of them and to all the men and women who serve in those capacities

Now the second reminder wasn't tragic but it could have been worse and other than being a bit sore and a little shaky she is OK. I had to take Mom this morning to get her hair done and when she got out of the car and I went to close the car door so she could walk between my vehicle and the one next to it to get to the front door of the salon she apparently lost her balance and down she went.  When she falls like that she is dead weight and can't get up and I can't get her up. That thing known as dead weight kicks in.

The hairdresser saw what happened and came out and asked who I wanted her to call. She has a life alert system but it doesn't work that far away. It is mainly for just around the house. She has fallen probably 5-6 times since I have been taking care of her and today was the first fall in over a year. So she called the local EMS which is only about 5 min from her house and about 10 min from the hair salon.

Within probably 10 mins someone showed up and got her to her feet and helped inside to sit down while they took her vitals and asked the necessary questions and made sure she was OK before they left.  This local EMS is super busy because I hear them go by on the nearby main road to the local hospital with their sirens.

So today I am thankful for those local men and women that have helped Mom and myself on those occasions, thankful that Mom is OK and thankful for all the local police, firefighters, medics, EMTS and local servicemen and women do to keep our small town safe from harm.

I am also thankful that Tammy's daughter Abigail and her husband Donald are safe as well.

 

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Sharon,

What a thoughtful post.  As we were driving back from Los Angeles, we noticed a car smoking on the other side of the freeway, and the EMT, were right there handling it.  We were thinking the very same thought you wrote about.  A

Feb 12, 2015 05:12 AM #1
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Tammy Lankford,
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I'm super glad your mom is okay and always better safe than sorry on being checked out.  Thanks for the nice words and the prayers for Abigail and her work family.  I know her shift won't be easy tonight.  But like the fire cheif said... they will hold each other up.

Feb 12, 2015 05:46 AM #2
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Sharon Lee
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Alexandra-They have a tough job and I salute them all

Tammy-Me too. She landed on her butt so she may be sore but other than that she is fine. You are most welcome and I have heard  that all the members rally around and support one another at a time like this.

Feb 12, 2015 06:22 AM #3
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Hi, Sharon...I'm happy to hear that your mom is OK. We really do need to remember more of service professionals that put their lives on the line to help us everyday. 

Feb 12, 2015 09:55 AM #4
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Sharon Lee
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Debbie-We do indeed and thank you and yes she is fine

Feb 12, 2015 10:39 AM #5
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Sharon Lee. I too was touched by Tammy's post and agree that so many who serve are not recognized enough.

Feb 12, 2015 09:37 PM #6
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Shelia-It was a heartfelt and touching but also tragic. We take these folks for granted and often don't think of all they do for us til something like this happens

Feb 12, 2015 10:30 PM #7
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Sharon, as you know my husband is the only paramedic out here in the middle of the countryside. We don't many calls for medical, but when we do and he's home, it doesn't matter what time of day or night he flies out the door within 2 minutes' time! Vehicle accidents are prevalent and can be nasty. We have a huge volunteer effort, both fire and rescue to support our rural Mist-Birkenfeld Fire District. So very glad that your mom survived yet another fall. It sure could have been so much worse. 

Feb 13, 2015 02:12 AM #8
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Gayle-I remember you telling me that and when they are on call then it doesn't matter the time. I can imagine with some of the roads in your area they can be tricky especially at night. I am glad they have a huge amt of volunteers. That is especially good in a rural area like Fishhawk. She took a couple of Aleve last night but today seems to be doing OK. It could have been worse indeed

Feb 13, 2015 02:22 AM #9
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Sharon Lee ~ Tammy's post is a tough one to read. You can't help but get emotional reading about our brave service men and women , there's no doubt about it "they" are the real hero's...

Feb 13, 2015 03:21 AM #10
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Sharon Lee
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Jon-It was indeed and they are the real heros. Happy Friday and hope you have a special Valentines day tomorrow.

Feb 13, 2015 03:26 AM #11
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We probably take the local EMS for granted until they show up and help real quickly ..... great write up and I hope your Mom is ok.

Feb 13, 2015 11:03 AM #12
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Gary-Definitely

Feb 13, 2015 06:43 PM #13
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Debbie Laity
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Those people are amazing, and they do this out of compassion and caring for other people. It's one of those jobs where the workers deserve to be thanked each day, but they so rarely here it. 

This is a great shout out for our emergency service workers. 

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Debbie Laity -I agree 100%

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