Fire medic Shonee Bullin gives it her all with every call while working for the Security Fire Department.
“I don’t think any job is a walk in the park,” Bullin said. “We have our good days and bad days just like anyone else.”
Bullin is set on always making a difference, especially last year, when responding to a call involving a young girl battling leukemia.
“Those calls that stick with us, that was one of them,” Bullin said.
After that call, she and her husband Sean spent all night making a blanket for the little girl.
But that was not enough. After that night and after her own child survived cancer, she partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to create “Firefighter For a Day.”
“I can’t take away what she’s going through, but we can at least help a little bit,” Bullin said.
Her desire to help others inspired her husband Sean, a volunteer firefighter, to enter her in the Going Beyond the Call contest, a nationwide competition that honors the heroic actions of our men and women in red.
If Bullin wins, the department will win new station bay doors valued at $10,000.
“She spends a lot of time with the department on her time off organizing EMS training, helping the community, and then comes home to eight kids and myself,” Sean said.
It’s a tough job, but Bullin and her team love it.
“When I think of my job, I don’t think of it being a hero,” Bullin said. “I think about it doing a job that I love doing.”
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