Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00
When a medical emergency strikes, you take it for granted that your call for help will be answered. And it will be… but only because there are volunteers who willingly contribute time and energy to keeping your community safe.
These men and women come from every walk of life; they work and live all around you. They share an unselfish, often underappreciated commitment to being there, ready to serve whenever a crisis occurs. That is truly being a good neighbor.
Are you that kind of neighbor? Are you ready to do your part when the sirens call? It isn’t a decision to take lightly. It calls for training, hard work and courage. But it can be the most rewarding thing you ever do. Your local fire department/EMS needs you.
When you volunteer to provide emergency medical services, you will be making a commitment of time – usually about seven or eight hours a week. In addition to going out on calls, you will spend time training, attending meetings, maintaining the equipment, and other duties. Of course, we put no limits how much time you can give.
Volunteering requires you to devote time to learning and maintaining skills. All your medical training will be provided free of charge and, once your training is complete, you will be expertly prepared to respond professionally as part of your community’s first line of defense in crisis.
To learn more about what it means to volunteer in your own community, please call the New Hyde Park Fire Department at 516-437-1349.
New Hyde Park Fire Department
Chief Brian Sherwood