Friday, June 8, 2007

Paris Hilton...NOT!

Can anyone with a blog NOT comment on the Paris Hilton fiasco? Probably not. Can I think of anything to say that hasn't already been said? Probably not. Does our infatuation with news stories such as this (as well as reality television, Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole...) say much about society today? Probably not.

But while Paris Hilton was brought from her mansion to court and eventually to jail (where you and I would've stayed regardless of our medical conditions...or withdrawal syndrome) the world of emergency services also had its moments...

A Maryland ambulance chief had a civil suit against him dismissed. He made jokes while a female firefighter died from pregnancy complications.

Firefighters fight at the scene of an accident.

Explorer post adviser on trial for taping youth sex acts.

But in the midst of all the scandal and sadness there is hope, such as the story of 18 year old Joyce Miller of Salem, CT. Joyce Miller is 18, just finished firefighter I, wants to become an EMT and is working this summer to pay for her tuition in a fire science program.

With more Joyce Millers and one less Paris Hilton the world would be a better place.

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