As a first response volunteer EMT for more than a decade, Christopher Brown has met hundreds of men, women, children, each of whom is memorable in their own way. He says, "Every individual stands out, and yet we have a common connection through our hearts. We take care of our people.
"Being an EMT is a juggling act, because we sometimes have our own family issues to deal with in the midst of our shift. No matter what the case may be, I always remember each and every call that I go on, bad and good. The best is saving a person's life."
When asked why being a member of North Fork Ambulance is important, Brown replies, "Being an integral part of something in this upside down world that really makes a difference is inspiring. For me, just knowing I'm involved in something so meaningful and utterly essential to the well-being of North Fork Valley residents is worth it all. Ours is a great service and we need a strong commitment from all the North Fork valley citizens to keep this vital service healthy and growing for coming generations."
On Friday, Feb. 10, Stephen Felix, a 52-year-old male from Olathe, was brought to Montrose Memorial Hospital by the Olathe Ambulance in an unconscious state. Radiologic examination revealed traumatic injuries and an acute subarachnoid hemorrhage over his brain.