EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK

Olivia: WELCOME BACK TO EAST TEXAS LIVE. JOINING US IN THE STUDIO NOW IS PAUL ANDREW SMITH WHO IS A PARAMEDIC WITH THE UNITY HEALTH. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING. Guest: THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>> Olivia: I KNOW WE ARE COMING OFF OF WE RECOGNIZE AND I NATIONAL POLICE WEEK ANNOUNCE NATIONAL EMS WEEK. TELL US ABOUT THE RECOGNITION. Guest: SINCE IT ENACTED ÃÃ MOST SERVED MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK. THE TEAM RECOGNIZES THE EFFORTS OF ALL THE PARAMEDICS, EMT AND THE COMMENTS PEOPLE WHO HELP THE COMMUNITY. Olivia: WONDERFUL, SUCH AN AMAZING LINE OF WORK I’M SURE. IT IS CRAZY FOR YOU PROBABLY EVERYDAY. WHAT KIND OF LED YOU TO GO INTO THIS FIELD? Guest: I USED TO BE A COP IN THE UK. MY ACCENT WOULD TELL YOU. Olivia: YOU’RE NOT FROM TEXAS? Guest: NO. BUT WHEN I CAME TO TEXAS I WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE AND I’M INTERESTED IN THIS. I DID A THREE WEEK INTENSIVE EMT COURSE AND ENJOYED IT AND THEN DID A PARAMEDIC COURSE. Olivia: THAT’S WHAT IS GOING TO ASK US THAT THE STANDARD TRAINING GOING INTO EMS IS THAT FIELD. IT’S A LOT OF WORK, SO WE HAVE A LOT ABOUT CARDIOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY, IMPACTS AND MECHANISMS ÃÃA FIELD DIAGNOSIS AND APPROPRIATE CARE. Olivia: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU TO HAVE THE SPECIAL WEEK SET ASIDE RECOGNIZING ALL OF THE WORK THAT GOES INTO JUST HELPING THE COMMUNITY. Guest: IT IS NICE BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE THINGS ABOUT THE COPS AND FIREFIGHTERS. Olivia: DEFINITELY. WE WILL BE COVERING NATIONAL POLICE WEEK SO I’M GLAD WE HAVE YOU HERE AND ARE BRINGING THIS UP I DON’T KNOW IF EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT IT SO IT’S A GOOD WAY TO SPREAD THE WORD AND MAYBE HAVE EVERYONE THINK SOMEONE IN EMS. ARE THERE ANY SUMMER PROGRAMS OR ANYTHING THAT YOU GUYS ARE INVOLVED WITH? Guest: YES THROUGH THE COMMUNITY WE HAVE A LEAD, HANDS-ON CPR AND A RANGE OF OTHER PROGRAMS WE HAVE. GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR GIVE US A CALL AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU OUT. Olivia: OF PEOPLE AREN’T EXACTLY SURE WHERE TO GO, YOU SAID WHAT IS THE FACEBOOK PAGE THE NAME OF IT. JUST LOOK UP EAST TEXAS A1 EMS. Olivia: WONDERFUL, GREAT. ARE YOU EXCITED TO FINISH OUT THE REST OF THE WEEK ANY OF THE BIG EVENTS FOR THE NATIONAL WEEK YOU GUYS HAVE PLANNED? THEY ARE BRINGING US A LOT OF FOOD AND CAKE WHICH IS NICE. Olivia: WONDERFUL. THAT’S WHAT I HEARD FROM THE POLICE STATION THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF MACARONI AND CHEESE COMING IN. Guest: A LOT OF FOOD SO THAT’S NICE.

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