Category: Community

Learn tips for calling EMS during National EMS Week

As seen on LivingUpstate.com This week is National EMS Week and it gives us an opportunity to express appreciation, learn a little EMS history and get some tips for helping emergency responders help us. I have deep gratitude for EMS practitioners. Without the help of a 911 operator and the EMS personnel who answered a call many years ago, I would not be writing this article. I was 13 and home alone. I had a history of asthma and on that particular day, none of the medication I had was helping. I was hesitant to call 911 as I thought my […]

Learn about police work at Spartanburg Citizens Academy

As seen on LivingUpstate.com This week is National Police Week, the perfect time to learn more about police work in our local community. In 2016, I had the honor of attending the Spartanburg Police and Spartanburg Fire Citizens’ Academy. The first night of class I looked around the room and realized that I was old enough to be the mother of my classmates. For a moment I wondered, “What have I gotten myself into?” Each of us responded to a question to tell why we had decided to attend. Most of the class members were there because they were considering a […]