EMS Week recognizes work of first responders

To the editor:

National EMS week celebrates and recognizes EMS practitioners and the work they do in our nation and communities. Some of the things we do and see never leave our minds, even after 40 years. April Nicole, a paramedics’ wife, wrote a song called “Your Worst Day.” I have listed the lyrics below which I think sums up what our EMS, fire and police experience without reservation or hesitation.

Imagine your darkest day

You know that he’s seen it all

And all he’s seen it never leaves him

There is a piece of him in every call

There goes the radio

Bright lights fill the night

Sirens scream its working time

No tellings what you’ll find

She says he’s barely breathing

Right in their living room

Prays there’s something he can do

She’s crying, “save him please, I need him:

Her world is on his shoulders

He’s strong, calm and brave

His best on your worst day

Some scar his memory

Some shake him to the core

And to so many he’s a hero

But he’s always thinking

If he could have done more

There goes the radio

Boots on, grab his gear

About a mile from here

Someone too many beers

Ran the stop sign

Pulls up and hears the screams

Mama holds her baby

He won’t forget the fear

In her eyes

Her world is on his shoulders

He’s strong, calm and brave

His best on your worst day

His best on your worst day

Imagine your darkest day

Know that he’s seen it all.

Robert P. Lepley

Board President

Fame EMS

COMMENTS