Source: Poppy Harlow @poppyharlowcnn CNN Health March 30 2020
Click the link to watch video: https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/03/30/new-york-paramedic-coronavirus-covid-19-emotions-nr-vpx.cnn
You had to witness something that brought you to tears for the first time in your 17 years, and you've seen alot. "Yeah, all Paramedics and EMTs , not only in NYC, but nationwide. It is such an unheralded service. Which hopefully after all this will change. Yes I have seen alot." Said Anthony Almojera.
"When people pass away, the grief component has to transfer. So we go over to the patient's families, and we put our arms around them, we comfort them." "This time around I had to keep distance, and I watched this mans's grief come over him his anger, his sadness."
"We tried to comfort him from a distance." "It didn't allow me, or the crew, the capability to console the living like we do. So for the first time in my 17 year career, I went back inside my truck, and I cried."
Lieutenant Anthony Almojera is a 17 year veteran of the Emergency Medical Service, FDNY. He is also the Vice President of the Uniformed EMS Officers Union, Local 3621
Anthony Almojera @AnthonyAlmojera
Poppy Harlow @poppyharlowcnn