Dead or Alive

“Nobody wants to be the person to tell survivors that their loved one is gone. It was, by far, my most dreaded event in a career full of unpleasant moments. People tend to exist in a state of disbelief when somebody dies unexpectedly or even after a long illness; they often await someone else to confirm their fears. We are “the officials” people depend on during moments of crisis. We are the ones who take the last vestiges of hope from them. We are the ones who cannot blow it; there is far too much at stake…”

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From my Engine Co. EMS article at Fire Engineering

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