I want to shout out a loud “Hurrah” for Rome/Floyd first responders in general and for emergency medical technicians in particular.
On Friday, May 13, I had an accident at our cabin on Big Texas Valley Road — essentially I fell off the roof — and sustained broken ribs, multiple abrasions, a slight brain bleed and a severely bruised ego. Fortunately my wife was right with me. She immediately called 911. The response was amazing.
Luckily for me an EMS ambulance was relatively nearby on Woods Road. When I came to, I found myself surrounded by emergency medical technicians and firemen. They did a great job in getting me stabilized and in seemingly no time had me in the ambulance and on the way to Atrium Health Floyd hospital.
I can also say a lot of good things about Atrium Floyd Intensive Care where I spent three nights, but that is another story. I am in recovery but feel blessed that I am fortunate to have had such services available at a time of great need.