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.
Ryan Condon, 32, a Monroe native, has been a Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service member for five years. When he’s not volunteering, he works as a practice optimization specialist for Yale’s Northeast Medical Group.
Why did you join the MVEMS?
Condon: When I was young and growing up in Monroe, a loved one was in a serious motor vehicle accident. If it wasn’t for the Monroe Volunteer EMTs at the time, that person wouldn’t be here today.
I joined because when my family needed help, EMS showed up. Now I get to show up when others need help.
What do you like most about being an EMS member?
Condon: I don’t do it alone. Monroe Volunteer EMS is a group of people from all walks of life who come together for a great purpose. We work together as a team to help the town we love.
Though you are constantly faced with challenges you always have someone next to you. That’s why many members consider MVEMS a second family.
What would you say to someone wondering whether they could be a member of the EMS?
Condon: If you’re considering taking an EMT class and joining MVEMS, I’m sure you could come up with a million excuses justifying why you shouldn’t. It is that one reason you have to join which outweighs all the reasons you shouldn’t. If there is any part of you that thinks you can be an EMT, you can be.
You will not find a more gratifying way to serve your community. When you do sign on, reach out. I’d be happy to work a shift with you.
Interested in becoming an MVEMS member? Send an email to [email protected].