Tuesday, February 3, 2015

"Greenfield paramedics in viral photo say 'shovel it forward'"

                                                                                        Greenfield Fire Department

Greenfield firefighters and paramedics returned to a patient’s home to shoel his driveway after they took the man to the hospital during Sunday’s snowstorm. The photo went viral on social media.

By Ashley Luthern of the Journal Sentinel

"A photo of Greenfield firefighters and paramedics shoveling a patient's driveway has gone viral with more than 1,600 shares and 21,000 "likes" on Facebook.

"Now, those same paramedics are using their newfound notoriety to 'shovel it forward.'

"A Greenfield fire engine and two paramedic units were dispatched to assist a man suffering a severe cardiac problem on Sunday as nearly a foot of snow blanketed the Milwaukee area, Fire Chief Jon Cohn said.

"Paramedics tended to the man, who had started shoveling his driveway before the emergency, and took him to Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center. The man's name and condition have not been released, per federal privacy laws.

"A family member wasn't able to get her car out of the driveway because of the snow and Greenfield police officers drove her to the hospital.

"On the way back to the fire station, paramedics talked about the worsening weather conditions and decided to pick up shovels from the station and return to the house to finish what the man had started, paramedic Tom Konieczka said.

"They cleared the driveway in 30 minutes. 

Read more: http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/greenfield-paramedics-in-viral-photo-say-shovel-it-forward-b99438626z1-290706461.html

I like this "paying it forward" stuff.  By being kind to others, I feel a kindness myself

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