Someone once asked the great anthropologist Margaret Mead "What is the first sign you look for, to tell you of an ancient civilization?" The interviewer had in mind a tool or article of clothing. Ms. Mead surprised him by replying, "a healed femur."
Ms. Mead explained that when someone breaks their leg, they can't survive to hunt, fish, or escape enemies unless they have help from someone else. Thus, a healed femur indicated someone else helped that person, rather than abandoning them to save themself.
Margaret Mead believed that a civilized society is defined by the simple act of one human caring for another. It is also the essence of the emergency medical profession.
To volunteer for AEMS, you don't need to know what a femur (or a patella or a scapula) is. What is needed are a few good caring persons who wish to support an organization of other caring individuals.
If you are interested in volunteering, we would like to talk to you. Please call the AEMS office at (623) 847-4100. We look forward to hearing from you!