Little Egg Harbor, NJ - Volunteers are what keeps a community going, and the dedicated few that volunteer as First Responders certainly deserve a spotlight. We are pleased to feature Sydney Dietrick who serves as an EMT for Great Bay Regional EMS, Squad 85. Sydney is enthusiastic about being a squad member, where she has served for three and a half years. 

She shares that her favorite hometown memory growing up was going to the parades including 4th of July and Memorial Day.” Now I get to be a part of them and see the kids get excited just like I did when I was young.” she recalls. She has a passion for helping her community through the squad and wanted to share that Squad 85 is always looking to add to their team. When asked about how she came to join, Sydney stated “I didn’t know anyone when I joined the squad. I saw a Help Wanted sign outside the building and decided it might be something I would enjoy." That decision opened up new challenges and successes " I’m glad I joined, because I love it so much. After joining, Lieutenant Lauren Runza was definitely my biggest mentor. She has shaped me into the EMT I am today.” Sydney has held her EMT Certificate for almost three years. 

 “Sydney is not only a dedicated member of our squad” adds Great Bay EMS Captain Jay Zimmerman, “She has also been on several serious traumatic calls in the past few months and remained calm, proficient & professional on each and every one. She is an asset to our squad & community!“

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This busy EMT loves traveling and spent the biggest adventure of her life living in Australia for six months while attending school. She highly recommends giving Squad 85 a try alone or joining with a friend. Sydney says her closest friends are all on the squad, and encourages everyone to look into supporting this important group of people.

 Learn more about Great Bay EMS by going their website here