The call goes out. Someone, another human being, is in need of medical help. There are only two sets of people on this planet who understand the sense of urgency needed at that moment: the victim and the EMS personnel who are going to respond to the call. Everything else just gets in the way of what needs to happen. We have a group of men and women on this planet?from all nationalities?who dedicate themselves to the care of strangers. They are the skilled, motivated, and caring people who work in Emergency Medical Services. We?re thankful that such people grace this planet. It?s not a job for weak stomachs. You will witness the worst moments in a human?s life. But the reward comes when you?ve helped people in those moments. It comes when your hard work and acquired knowledge pays off.