Safety. You come first.
Your partner comes a very close second.
Our concern for personal and partner safety, though, needs to extend from scene safety to off-duty safety from intimate partner violence and domestic abuse.
EMT Ashley Scott, allegedly shot to death by her husband — also an EMT, is my most recent reminder of Kelly Wing-Schmidt and why it is so important that all of us be able to ask this question, “Are you safe at home?”
Go to EMS1 to read and share: Is your ambulance partner safe at home?
If you or someone you love is the victim of domestic violence, you are not alone and there is help available. Searchwww.domesticshelters.org or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).