“I try to get a little more feedback – especially for the younger folk – to show them that what they do is worth it. ‘Cause a lot of times we show up and you’re just like, 'I don’t even know if I made a difference – does this matter?' And a lot of times, it matters a lot.” – Chief Scott
“Does this matter?” First responders don’t always have the opportunity to know how their work affects those they serve, and with limited feedback, it can be challenging for them to remember the profound impact they can have on others' lives. For Chief Scott, that inspirational reminder comes when he and his team respond to the scene of a two-year-old little girl drowning – and are then able to welcome her home from the hospital 50 days later with her family.
Join former firefighter/paramedic and host Phil Klein as he sits down with Scott, whose interest in EMS was sparked by his mother’s job as a nurse and solidified during his volunteer work in an ER. Now, 25 years into his career as a first responder, Chief Scott reflects on how calls involving children changed for him when he became a father, the importance of peer support, and how this story from the road encourages him to “keep grinding” and do the best he can each day.
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