MONROE, CT — Monroe’s emergency medical service volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds, from their ages to their occupations. The Monroe Sun will run profiles to introduce you to a few during National EMS Week.
Jonathan Ficko, 28, grew up in Monroe, but now lives in Fairfield. He has been a Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service member for three years, serving as an emergency medical technician/driver.
When he’s not volunteering, Ficko works as a trauma nurse in the ER of Norwalk Hospital.
Why did you join the MVEMS?
Ficko: I wanted to give back to my town. I took the class when I was 16. I wanted to hone my skills. It’s a different environment and a different set of skills that helps me be better at my day job — and it’s fun to hangout with my friends and go out on calls together.
What do you like most about being an EMS member?
Ficko: It’s an honor to show up when someone needs you.
What would you say to someone interested in becoming a member of the EMS?
Ficko: It will change your life.
Interested in becoming an MVEMS member? Send an email to [email protected].