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NAEMT Member Spotlight is on Margaret Farrell of South Dakota

Jan 18, 2019

We are proud of our NAEMT members and the important service they provide to communities. It is our honor to highlight them. "Member Spotlight" is a feature of NAEMT News, a quarterly newsletter created especially for our members. We are pleased to share it with you.
Margaret Farrell

By day, Margaret Farrell is a resource information specialist for the U.S. Forest Service. During her time off, she volunteers as assistant director of Keystone Ambulance Service, which serves a rural area in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

With Mount Rushmore National Monument in their backyard, Farrell’s ambulance service keeps busy answering calls from tourists who fall ill or get injured while passing through. “We have extremely curvy roads. People are looking at the natural beauty and not paying attention to the road, so we respond to a lot of motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents. Mount Rushmore is at 5,300 feet, and we get over 3 million tourists visiting every year. Some develop respiratory illness from the elevation,” Farrell explained. Farrell spoke with NAEMT News about almost becoming a geologist, and what keeps her motivated after 30 years in EMS.

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