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."
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