|From the EMTs at Braun Industries||
Here at Braun Industries, we have three EMTs on staff. Each of them is a valued member of the Braun family, serving our company and our communities with their first response skills. As part of EMS Week 2013, we asked them to share a brief quote on being an EMS professional. Here is what they had to say:
I have been a Firefighter/EMT for 10 years (Firefighter since 1997) and am currently working on two local departments. I live close to both departments and can help out each one when needed. I enjoy working in the EMS Service; it helps to make me a better person. I get a lot of self-pride from doing it and people appreciate the help, even when they don’t say it you can see it in their eyes. I just want to thank the communities for their support of our departments and for allowing me to serve them.
- Brian Sheets
I have been a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT for 13 years. I got into this field because I love to help people. It is also a very exciting and rewarding job. My station runs two Braun units. We feel they are the best around; so when I got the opportunity to work for Braun, I jumped at the chance. I have now worked for Braun for ten years now and plan on retiring from here. I take a personal interest and responsibility in my work at Braun. I do this because I understand the importance of quality out in the field.
- Chad Lyons
I run with the Payne Fire Department and have been on them for over 11 years. I joined the department – it is a family thing. My dad is the Lieutenant, my uncle and cousins are also EMT’s with different departments. I enjoy helping those who need the help the most – children and the elderly, and helping out the community when needed. Payne Fire Department also runs two Braun units.
- Josh Anderson
A special thank you this week to Chad, Brian, and Josh – along with all EMS professionals! We truly appreciate your time and dedication in serving your communities by providing such an essential service.
|Special Thanks to the First Responders at Braun Industries||
Here at Braun Industries, we have several important members of our team that also serve as first responders. They each bring with them first hand experiences of what it’s like to ride in the emergency vehicles we build, and what is important to making them work for the EMS professionals that serve in them. While we are always appreciative of their contributions to our company and our community, this EMS Week we’re taking a special moment to thank them.
It is with great pride that Braun Industries, Inc. recognizes our EMT’s. You truly provide a valuable service to our team members which includes immediate care; that is a huge benefit when it comes to time, focus, and expertise.
We’d like to take this opportunity to say “Thank you” to our EMT team members. Thank you for your time. Thank you for your dedication. Thank you for your caring, your compassion, and your devotion in providing immediate care to our team members at a moment’s notice.
Your willingness to help your co-workers not only provides them comfort in knowing that they are in good hands, but also provides a great service to Braun Industries, Inc. in helping to design our vehicles around the needs of the user.
We are fortunate that you are part of the Braun family and we hope to be saying “Thank you” to you for many years to come!
- Wendy Sharp, HR Coordinator at Braun Industries
|Make A Difference This EMS Week with Braun Industries||
Today marks the start of EMS Week 2013. Focused on bringing together local communities and medical personnel to publicize the EMS profession, this week is dedicated to honoring those who serve us day-to-day by providing valuable lifesaving services on the front-line. Each year, Braun does a special promotion to celebrate – and this year is no exception.
For every new LIKE we receive on our Facebook page today through Saturday, Braun will donate $1.00* to The Boston Emergency Medical Services Relief Association (BEMSRA).
The BEMSRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to uniformed EMTs and Paramedics of Boston EMS. They serve retired and active members eligible for assistance during financially difficult times in their lives. They also hold an annual awards ceremony to recognize acts of heroism and professionalism from department members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during the previous year. As the City of Boston has one of the busiest EMS departments in the country, this is a particularly important organization in supporting those that serve that community day in and day out.
Braun Industries chose the BEMSRA as this year’s donation recipient for several reasons. First, Boston EMS is a Braun ambulance customer and the organization supports those who have devoted their lives to helping others through the department. Furthermore, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, we wanted to make a direct impact on the heroic and selfless first responders whose lives will forever be changed by the events of that day.
Help us make a difference for this exceptional department by liking our page this week! If you already follow our Facebook page, share it with your friends!
To all EMS professionals this week and always, thank you for your service. As an ambulance manufacturer, we take pride in serving you and always strive to manufacture the safest, best built, most innovative emergency vehicles on the road.
*Braun Industries will donate up to $1,000 for this campaign.