Soldotna EMS paramedic embraces a demanding job

  • Source: Homer Tribune
  • Published: 08/11/2017 11:12 AM

A paramedic from Soldotna, Jessica Roper is in Homer this summer, working at the Fire Department as Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Roper works 24.5 hours; from 8 a.m. until 8:15.a.m. the following morning, takes 48 hours off, and then does it all over again. "Waking up at 3 a.m. for a call or responding to an elderly person's house for a lift assist three times a week isn't a burden," she shared. "It's why I'm here and it's why we're on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Every call I go on teaches me something new, something that can help me in the future and something that I will carry with me throughout my career."


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