Kathleen

General Member

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" In 1991 I had been involved in an incident where I had to be transported to the hospital.  During my ride the EMT talked to me and kept me calm during the transport which has stayed with me to this day. When I moved to NJ in 1993, I enrolled, trained and started my EMT career.  During the early years I rode for Pequannock and Little Falls.  It was important for me to emulate those EMTs that helped me through one of my darkest hours. From 2000 through 2018 I kept my EMT certification up to date, but didn’t ride because I was raising my children.  In 2019 I had seen

a post by a fellow EMT, Ron Lotterman, stating FLVAC was looking for new members.  My children were getting older and when I discussed the possibility of joining they were very supportive.   The very next day I made a phone call and by late 2019 I became part of the FLVAC family. Being part of FLVAC is one of the best parts of my life. My fellow colleagues are more than just colleagues, they are my family. I am honored to be the Corresponding Secretary for 2021 and be able to help in another capacity for our organization.I’ve been an EMT for 28 years and still think about the EMTs that helped me all those years ago. Just like they were the light on my dark day, I try to be that for the residents of Fair Lawn.

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