Blount County EMS workers continue to rise to the challenges of COVID-19

  • Source: WBMA-TV ABC 33/40 Birmingham
  • Published: 05/22/2020 12:00 AM

All Jason Henderson has ever wanted to do is help people. For the past seven years, he has been able to do that at his job as a paramedic with Blount EMS. "It is definitely a calling," Henderson said. "This pandemic just reinforces that, that we're here if you have that illness or if you have any other medical emergency, Blount EMS, myself, my co-workers, we're here to treat you, and we're happy to do so." Henderson and others with Blount EMS say they have seen a decrease in response and transport volume due to the fact that people are scared to dial 911 right now and do not want to go to the hospital right now in fear of catching COVID-19. They say that fear has been one of the biggest challenges they have faced during this pandemic.


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