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Letter: First responders putting their life on the line daily

It seems it is human nature to be quick to criticize and slow to give praise and thanks where it is due.

I recently had reason to need emergency services here in the City of Red Deer. The ambulance and paramedics arrived within three minutes of our call for help and transported me to the emergency department of our Red Deer hospital.

I cannot say enough for the prompt and professional care I was given by the first responders and all the medical staff in emergency and during my stay in hospital.

We owe a debt of gratitude to our medical professionals who put their own lives on the line daily and most especially now during this life threatening time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frankly, I’m appalled at those in our society who resist following safety and vital protocols procedures at the risk and expense of others. This, on the premise that it is against their human rights.

They forget or ignore the fact that the right to be safe and healthy is a right we all have and that each of us must do our part for the good of all.

This is not the time to disregard the rules, criticize those trying to make a difference or attack those trying to protect us.

This needs to turn around if we are to survive this most challenging health crisis in our history in Canada.

I applaud all in public service of every kind and offer a huge thank you and a most sincere wish for your own health, safety and protection.

Don Nielsen

Red Deer

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