EVERYDAY HERO STORIES
Below are stories shared with the Dave Carroll Music community about the impact that various First Responders (Fire, Police, EMS & Dispatch) have had as Everyday Heroes in the lives of people around the globe.
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Our local fire department is my hero. I was recently diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder and was having constant attacks. I had no idea, I thought they were heart attacks. Whenever I called for help my boys were the first to arrive and reassure me that everything was gonna be fine. They are always [...]
Being in the fire service for a short 6 years has been monumental. But a man who had really changed my life, has now passed on. Timmy was Chief of my volunteer department way before my time and had been in the service for 49 years, 32 in DTVFD. As I joined as a junior [...]
It is touching to read all the stories. One part of the system that I don’t often hear about is all the teachers. As a paramedic student there is no way I would be able to be learning to do something I love, something I am passionate about without them. The instructors I have not [...]
My wife is a full time paramedic and full time mommy all at the same time. She always seems to keep things together and does her best with her work schedule to make family time. We are both paramedics so that makes it very hard to manage, but she seem to make it work. I [...]
Well the story is about my dad. He has high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat and a bad knee. Our next city over had a structure fire at 4:00 in the morning there were 6 stations there (all volunteer) it was a carpet factory. He was to go in. He did. After he had done his [...]
People call us heroes when we are not heroes. We don’t fight fires, run on squads, or up hold the law for the glory or to be called heroes. We do it because it is what we love. If you want to call any of us heroes, call the firefighters, ems, police, and all the [...]
Working as the head lifeguard at Beaver lake in Victoria BC, it was the last shift of the of the season. In fact it was the last fifteen minutes of the last shift. I was manning chair #1 which was at the far right of the lifeguarded beach and the bather load in my zone [...]
When I was a kid my brother was cooking our dinner. Unfortunately for me I had fallen asleep in the bedroom and would not be able to eat. Suddenly I woke up and smelled smoke, when I went to the door I could not open it because the doorknob was so hot. Being on the [...]
To all of the EMT’s and Paramedics out there both paid and volunteer, Thank you for your service. It is much appreciated. I know that we don’t always get the thank yous and appreciation that we deserve. Just know that it is there and that each and every one of you are special. I am [...]
I’m a firefighter with the Wesley Township Volunteer Fire Department. We don’t get a lot of thank yous or pats on the back, but it always makes us proud to serve and protect our community when we hear songs about fire-fighters. We don’t risk it all everyday because we have to and we don’t get paid [...]