EMS Family Resources Needs Your Help

I’ve been meaning to write a post about EMS Family Resources for some time.  I learned about this organization last March at EMS Today.  It was started after Justin Conklin, a 32-year-old paramedic and father of three suffered a major heart attack.  Police officers have the PBA, and firefighters have the FMBA to help when a member becomes sick or injured, but no resources for EMS could be found to help Conklin’s family. EMS Family Resources was founded to meet that need.

Most  EMSFR’s members live in New Jersey, and some are in areas that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy.  EMS practitioners there are working overtime, with the assistance of EMS strike teams from other areas, while their families stay in homes with no power.  In addition to disability and death benefits, EMSFR has a disaster relief fund for EMS people who were affected by the hurricane.

When disaster strikes, we work.  EMS people affected by Sandy need your help today, and any of us may have to respond to a disaster tomorrow.  Please do what you can to help.  Click here to join EMS Family Resources, and here to donate to the relief effort.

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