Honoring First Responders

We want to say THANK YOU to our area’s first responders!

Thank you to our healthcare professionals, firefighters, police officers, EMTs, and so many more… We appreciate all of you each and every day. That’s why we’re going to celebrate YOU, and we want all of NEPA to hear.

Tell us about your local heroes below: Why are you nominating these men and women? Do you see the hard work they put in everyday? Did they save YOUR life? We want listeners to tell the area how great our first responders are.

Nominate your hero at the link below and check back each month to see our latest honoree!

Thank you to our January First Responder:

Jamie Souder, NRP, Nanticoke Community Ambulance
Nominated by:  Tyler Souder

“I have been a responder for well over a decade starting as a volunteer with a local fire dept. I wanted to know and do more so I returned to college (Luzerne County Community College) and earned my degree in EMS.  Since then, I have been serving multiple Luzerne County towns as a nationally registered paramedic. I currently work full time as the lead operations supervisor with Trans-Med Ambulance (Medic 10) as well as Nanticoke Community Ambulance (Medic 25).  In my free time, I enjoy educating the future of paramedicine as an adjunct instructor at my alma mater, Luzerne County Community College.
Some have asked why I chose to be a paramedic but my answer is consistently the same.  I didn’t, it chose me.  You see, when you find a career you truly love, you will never work another day in your life.  I am fortunate enough to have found just that.  First responders walk into the lives of so many people during complex situations on what they feel is their worse day.  I strongly feel that its not only medications and treatment that make people well again.  Sometimes, its just holding the hand of a patient, making them smile, and just showing people that there is still good in the world even when they feel like their world is crashing down upon them.

Thank YOU to all for all that you do for our community!


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