EMS: A Classic Role Model for Today's Responders

I love to watch John Wayne movies. To me, nothing epitomizes an American hero more than John Wayne. In the nearly 200 films he made over the course of 50 years, by some accounts, John Wayne became the greatest icon in the all-American movie genre. Wayne...


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Although I am sorry John Wayne is no longer with us, his role model and the strength of character he portrayed in his movies are examples for all firefighter/paramedics to follow. Wayne would have played an excellent firefighter/paramedic in a movie because of his life lessons on hard work, honesty, dignity, strength and compassion. I am sure at the end of the movie he would tip his helmet, look into the camera at the end of a call and say, “Thanks, partner.”