This makes me proud to have spent the last twenty years working with Martinez, Schlumbrecht, Frezel, Petta and ALL the medics of New Orleans EMS! It's not for just anybody...
City's EMS teams handle life and death on the streets of New Orleans
Published: Monday, July 05, 2010, 5:59 AM Updated: Monday, July 05, 2010, 9:19 AM
Petta and Frezell hopped into separate sport utility vehicles, blared their sirens, turned right on Calliope Street and barreled toward the bridge's on-ramp. Petta quickly hit 70 mph. Some cars deftly shifted out of his path. Others were perilously slow to do so.
Six minutes later, the rescuers approached the intersection, not knowing exactly what they might see.
A woman watching gasped. She said, "Oh Lord, he's dead."