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What’s in a motto anyway? Some people use a motto as a catchy phrase. Others, as a fashionable banner for how they’d like to be perceived by people. However, some adopt one or create one, as Webster’s Dictionary suggests, as a principle of behavior.

We’re not really sure of when it “stuck” but everyone affiliated with FUCHS EMS understands the motto: “Our greatest asset is our willingness to serve.” It’s our motto and it comes as second nature to this team that represents more than 200 years of collective medical service experience.

On the job, our commitment is apparent as we promptly arrive on the scene and exemplify the gold standard of EMS and medical transportation service under even the most challenging conditions. For those who have worked with our well tenured team (with most of our original members still on the job together, 3 years after the company’s inception) it comes as no surprise that we also exceed expectations off the job.

When you spend the majority of your life in pursuit of challenging the health care status quo, as Kevin Fuchs has, principled behavior tends to drive your motives . . . and your company. Although FUCHS EMS has received many citations and awards – including the Medal of Honor, a Meritorious Service medal and several Unit Citations – the most powerful aspect of the team’s dedication goes back to our unanimous belief that “our greatest asset is our willingness to serve” on and off the job.

This belief has resulted in meaningful impact that came from the team’s volunteer work during Hurricane Floyd and the World Trade Center disasters. It’s in the hope that results from volunteering, sponsoring and serving on the board of a Journey for 9/11 that funds healthcare for the nearly 70 percent of those who rushed to aid in the aftermath of 9/11 and now suffer from debilitating respiratory, blood and other disorders. It results in support of Tomorrow’s Children Fund that is dedicated to speeding the healing of children with cancer and serious blood disorders. It also results in long-standing community volunteerism through the Waldwick Ambulance Corp. And, not confined by domestic borders, FUCHS EMS’s commitment to service even resulted in the donation of one of our rigs to a struggling project providing ongoing emergency medical service for an airport in the Dominican Republic.

What’s in a motto? In the case of FUCHS EMS; true caring, dedication, responsiveness, compassion, and promptness.

Community | by Dr. Radut