As in so many areas, we often remember the idiots and forget the decent people.
However, I had a sharp reminder of just how many great people there are out there recently.
Strangers going about their day to day business when someone collapsed in front of them.
In the blink of an eye, these wonderful members of the public went from wondering what they were going to have for dinner that night to finding themselves following the instructions of an unknown voice on the end of the phone and doing their utmost to save the life of somebody they’d never met.
Not just those actively performing CPR either.
The person/people that ran out to guide the crews to the location.
Those that raced off to grab nearby AEDs, one actually jumping in their car to race to a nearby large venue, knowing that they’d have one.
And the others that helped control the area as both incidents were in public places.
To these members of the public, I and all of my colleagues salute you.
You did an incredible thing under the hardest of circumstances and restored my faith in the goodness of humanity.
Written by one of the many Admins of Emergency Services Humour, who is also a regular contributor to our Digital Magazine.
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