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National EMS Week in Akwesasne


Kharlene Bineh Garrow Title/Position: Ambulance Driver How long have you been an EMT & how long have you worked with AMA? I am currently working towards final exams to become an EMT. I've been working as an ambulance driver with AMA for almost two months now. What inspired you to become an EMT? Due to the current pandemic, there is a major shortage of EMT's. With the encouragement and support of family and friends, I decided to try it out. What is an aspect about your job that you enjoy the most? Knowing that I'm in a position to make a positive contribution to my community. I like seeing familiar community members while I'm driving around. What advice would you give a community member who wants to become an EMT? From what I've seen and experienced, this field requires a lot of hard work and sacrifice, but is overall rewarding. Don't be afraid to give it a try!

National EMS Week in Akwesasne


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