The Barn showed their respect Thursday for emergency medical technicians by providing them with a free lunch.
This week is E.M.S Week, and Owner of the Barn, Jim Watson said that E.M.T’s save lives everyday. He has a great deal of respect for them on a personal level, and he said he is excited to give back to them and show respect for what they have done for the community.
“I thought it was important for me specifically, a couple of years ago, I had a near fatal motor cycle accident and it’s kind of near and dear to me. Had those guys not responded and been there to take care of me the,E.M.S and first responders that helped me. You know I may not be here. I’m super excited to be able to give back a little bit to them and help recognize them for what they’ve done for our community,” said Watson.
There were members from both Genesis Community Ambulance as well as Valcuecare Ambulance Service. Members from both ambulance services were grateful that a local business would support them like this.
Chris Farmer of Community Ambulance said “The Barn is actually doing a nice lunch for all E.M.S personnel. I know he had an incident where he needed E.M.S and a way to give back to the community, he does this lunch for all E.M.S professionals.”
Valuecare Ambulance E.M.T, Troy Ball said “I enjoy helping people. When I originally got into this job, I never thought I could handle this type of work. It is really nice of them to realize what we do and how we support the community.”
The Barn also gave out free lunches last week to law enforcement agencies, as Watson says he has great respect for all first responders.