"You just have to work your way through it. You'll carry it for years. There are calls that I remember from 12 or 13 years ago that till this day, I can still think about, get choked up, and start crying about it," Foot said.
But for every sad ending, there are even more tales of people being saved even when it seems like there odds are stacked against them.
Smith told us about one of the days he saved a man's life.
"He was gray, he was sweating, he was having trouble breathing. I mean, they guy was 35 years old. We got him on the monitor and he was having a heart attack. He actually coded on us twice on the way to the hospital. And we got him back, able to resuscitate him, got him to the hospital. He's alive today. They were able to provide some definitive care for him. We found out later that the emergency room nurse put in her notes that the EMS Crew had saved his life. And so that's why we do what we do," Smith said.
EMS Crews want to remind you that 9-1-1 should only be called for emergency situations. They also ask that you make sure the outside of your home is marked with your house number. A lot of houses in the area are not marked, which makes it difficult for crews to respond to calls quickly.
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