Yesterday (October 28th) was National First Responder's Day. It's a day to honor all those men and women who are there for us in an emergency. And we can't thank them enough.  But we should be honoring first responders every day.

As the Broome County Office of Emergency Services states on their Facebook page:

First responders dedicate their lives to save lives. They are the people who run toward a crisis while the rest of the world flees.

How true that quote is. And we have seen this happen over and over, again and again especially during the past year and a half during the pandemic. I remember how quickly first responders came to my aid in the summer of 2020 when I was attacked by a swarm of bees and went in into anaphylactic shock.

The first, first responder showed up in his own vehicle because he was nearby the campground where I had been stung and was followed quickly by not one, but two ambulances, first responders, and EMTs.

I so appreciated all they did for me and for keeping me calm on the ride to the hospital. The Broome County Office of Emergency Services mentions that there are over four million first responders supporting communities across the United States. That includes not only EMTs, but firefighters, police, 911 operators, and paramedics as well.

These are hard-working men and women, who are so dedicated to their community. They make many sacrifices to serve and protect us, and their job can be dangerous and stressful. That's another reason we mind to appreciate all the first responders do for us.

So, to all first responders, I thank you for your service and feel after knowing you are here to help keep us safe and healthy.

via Broome County Office of Emergency Services

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