National Public EMS Week is May 21-27, and Buncombe County is celebrating by profiling some of our team. Emergency care is challenging, takes a variety of skills, and is a difficult field that is not for everyone. Buncombe County is honored to highlight some of our EMS team in their own words as we celebrate National Public EMS Week. Thank you for your passion and commitment to keeping our community safe.
Name: Wendy Anders
Years working in EMS: Almost 2 years
What made you want to work in EMS?
I’ve worked as a CNA and a Med Tech but I always felt there was more I could do for people. Also, I’m a very nosy person and I like to know everything about everything.
What is your favorite part of the job?
Being able to help people through their scariest moments.
What would you like the public to know about your job?
I would like the public to know that the people that work in EMS are very caring and compassionate people but sometimes we have a hard time controlling our emotions because of the stress of certain calls and the inability to get that downtime that is needed to reset the mind mentally.