I first became interested in EMS in 1985 when I was in the Navy. Me and a friend was on a bus in Israel and there was a lady that had a heart attack. The bus was filled with people and no one knew what to do, not even me. The bus driver was rushing to the hospital while all any of us could do was watch her die, which she did. It had to be the most helpless feeling I had ever felt and I swore from that point on I would never feel that way again. I became a volunteer firefighter in Chesapeake, VA and Search & Rescue in the Navy. Over the course of the next 25 years I continued my career as a firefighter and/or medic, Combat Medic in the Army and going on 25 years of teaching CPR/First aid so that no one will feel helpless when someone is in need
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