As the only EMS agency in our area it is vitally important to the health and welfare of all people in the North Fork valley that we continue to operate. Donations are so very important to maintaining service to our community so that we do not have to reduce services, or worst case, close altogether.
The North Fork Ambulance Powerful Stories project is inspired by real experiences with North Fork Ambulance and our community members. The purpose of this project is to raise public awareness among the 9,000 residents in the North Fork valley of the value of Emergency Medical Services by sharing the impact our ambulance service has had over the last 48 years, and continues to have everyday. Many of these experiences are life-changing, sometimes even life-saving, and pull at the heart strings of the viewer.
Some quotes from our interviewees:
"The ambulance is important to me because I still have my son." Heidi H. - Their car hydroplaned on the way to school one morning… her son, Evan, lost three fingers in the accident. North Fork Ambulance was there in minutes.
"There are angels among us!" John R. - resident, reflecting on the selflessness of the North Fork Ambulance volunteers.
"I never thought that my son was going to fall out of a window. And he did. You don't think your child is going to fall out of a tree. But they do. And we are there pretty quickly." Cindy O. - EMT with North Fork Ambulance for 7 years. After her two-year old son fell from a second story window, Cindy decided to become and EMT.