Take time to thank a paramedic

WHETHER they're attending car accidents or helping heart attack victims, paramedics on the Coffs Coast deserve our gratitude.

And yesterday was just the day to do so during Thank A Paramedic Day.

Coffs Harbour Ambulance Station manager, Martin Wells, said local crews attended up to 1000 jobs a month in our area.

“We're attending over 30 a day just in Coffs Harbour, helping people,” Mr Wells said.

“When people call for assistance, it's often during a crisis and they don't get the opportunity at the time to say thank you, but often the thanks comes in afterwards, and we get plenty of letters of appreciation.

“We appreciate people being grateful for the work we do. It is not an easy job.”

Paramedics join the NSW Ambulance Service to serve the community and make a difference.

“It's not the job for everyone, and that's what makes our paramedics so special,” a NSW Ambulance spokesman said.



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