In the last part of our conversation with Christopher Stevens, we asked him the most important question:
What’s your favorite thing about working at EMSA?
My favorite thing about working at EMSA is the way that it makes you feel when you put on the uniform. It means a lot to me. This is the way that I can give back to my community. I’ve been an ambassador for 24 years and I’m still very, very proud to wear the uniform.
It makes you feel good when people just walk up to you randomly on the street and say “thank you for what you do every day.” That makes you feel good.
This is probably one of the most noble professions I can imagine doing for a living. It truly is a job where you can go home every single day and know that you made a difference. Whether you’re just taking someone to the hospitals to get their levels of their meds checked or holding someone’s hand or reassuring a mom or dad or grandmother that everything’s going to be okay.
Sometimes it works out great. Other times you just have to know that you did your best, for patient outcomes do not necessarily reflect poor patient care, because in the end, all we’re doing is giving the good Lord a chance to change His mind.
We’re doing the best we can with the tools that we’re given. Sometimes you get hugs, sometimes you get thank you’s. But oftentimes they don’t have that opportunity. We’re going to give it our best effort anyway.
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