Paramedics deserve much more

Society's priorities should be adjusted to ensure first responders get decent pay

Dear editor,

Recently my son was in a horrific car accident that miraculously everyone managed to walk away from.

The next morning I was struck by the incredible generosity of all first responders out there. But, my gratitude and awe is matched by disgust and grief due to the realization that these pillars of our culture are among the most unrewarded of all.

While comfy bean counters and property flippers sling sarcasm and schmooze with each other, making money hand over fist, the first responders, at midnight, in sleet and blood, if not volunteers are at almost minimum wage.

I don’t like my society’s priorities. We are crazy for sure to put up with this.

Mary Talbot,

Black Creek


Comox Valley Record