Most of my friends, family and acquaintances know that I work in the Emergency Medical Services field. No, I am no longer an EMT as I once was (and volunteer firefighter), but I love my job and I love the people I work with. So when I have an opportunity to share the best pieces of my career with others, it is done with great pride and respect for my colleagues in EMS that I do so.
** Disclaimer: I work with hundreds of ambulance agencies, fire departments and thousands of EMTs of every level. I do not favor any above the rest… despite the title of this post. Every one of them is my hero, without exception. I am not playing favorites by highlighting this particular team. **
Upstate University Hospital has an awesome Helo (helicopter) pad! I’ve posted photos that I have taken from the vantage point of my parking lot before. Sometimes when I come and go from my job, an emergency helicopter may be landing or taking off, and, believe me, it’s a fascinating thing to watch! Or, perhaps it’s just my enthusiasm for EMS and my colleagues.
I admit I must have a certain fascination with the Trauma Team because they work with helicopters and some of the most life-threatening injuries a patient can get. Maybe it’s the adrenalin associated with the excitement. Maybe I just shouldn’t analyze it so much!
But I wanted to give a shout-out to the Upstate University Hospital Trauma Team, here in Syracuse, NY. Incredible people doing an incredible job of providing exceptional & professional trauma care! Check them out on their website and on Facebook!
Until next time, TTFN ~ Tamara Eckstadt
** Photo of Upstate University Hospital Trauma Team used with permission of Trauma Program Manager, Maryann Fields ~ thank you, Maryann! **