Saving lives in the back of a bouncing ambulance

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Saving lives in the back of a bouncing ambulance

Paramedics work 48-hour shifts, giving shots or performing minor surgery
Laila Foster, a paramedic with the Durango Fire Protection District, can perform a range of medical procedures, from sedating people to performing minor surgery. Her passion for emergency service grew from participating in search and rescue operations.

Saving lives in the back of a bouncing ambulance

Laila Foster, a paramedic with the Durango Fire Protection District, can perform a range of medical procedures, from sedating people to performing minor surgery. Her passion for emergency service grew from participating in search and rescue operations.

Saving lives in the back of a bouncing ambulance

Laila Foster, a paramedic with the Durango Fire Protection District, said her training and support network are crucial to her work.

Saving lives in the back of a bouncing ambulance

Two people often staff an ambulance when it goes out for a call, followed by a fire truck filled with firefighters as support.

Saving lives in the back of a bouncing ambulance

Ambulances are “burly” vehicles with six wheels and can often make it through terrain that fire trucks can’t.
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