May 19-25 marks National EMS Week, and the Graham/Young County EMS crew is one that should be recognized for their dedication and hard work.
From saving lives to helping the elderly, these emergency medical technicians put their own lives at risk to help others. The Graham/Young County EMS receives anywhere between 120-150 emergency phone calls per month. “(We handle) everything from assisting with the delivery of the babies to someone that's fallen with broken hip,” said Kelly Hudson, EMS director. Graham Fire Rescue team members are also a certified first responder organization for Graham and Young County.
Two EMTs remain on duty at any time, and there are always two EMTs on-call. They do their best to take care of others.
The next time you see an EMT, give them a pat on the back for taking care of our friends, families and the community. “What they do in the emergency room, we do in a bar ditch or in an upside down car in the rain,” Hudson said.

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EMT personnel shows off one of three highly-equipped ambulances at the Graham/Young County EMS Department. Pictured are, from left, Kyle Barnett, part-time
EMT personnel shows off one of three highly-equipped ambulances at the Graham/Young County EMS Department. Pictured are, from left, Kyle Barnett, part-time EMT; Kelly Hudson, EMS, director; David Aleshire, Graham police officer and EMT student; and Charles Huitt, full-time EMT. (Julianne Murrah)