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Title: Rushing to the Emergency

To the men and women who serve

By Don Mohler, Baltimore County Executive

Every instinct tells us to run away from the fire, the crash, the broken body. Every instinct in our first responders says “rush to the emergency, we’re here to help.”

They spring into action when dispatch sends them to a burning building, an accident, a robbery or domestic disturbance. They spend long shifts gathering evidence, patrolling neighborhoods, and responding to 911 calls for medical emergencies.

All answer the call to serve in a way that is sometimes hard for others to understand. Why would they work holidays and late shifts, giving up time with their families to hold a stranger’s hand in an ambulance? Why would they rush toward possible danger? Why would they risk their lives for people they don’t know?

The answer is different for every police, fire, paramedic and 911 responder.

This September 11, we give special thanks to the men and women who rush to the emergency. They answer the call, and we are a better, safer community for their service.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017