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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 4:25pm

As a part of national EMS appreciation week, the Baton Rouge General held a special luncheon today to show its support for all the EMS workers in the area. Dozens of first responders attended and say it made them feel special to know that the work they do all year long is needed.

The luncheon at the Baton Rouge General wrapped up EMA Appreciation week. EMS week is celebrated all across the country.

At the event today we spoke with Mike Chutz, an EMS Public Information Officer worker who has been in the field for nearly 18 years. In the video attached to this story he paints the full picture of what life is like for an EMS worker, as well as the challenges that comes along with the profession.

In particular Chutz notes that EMS workers constantly learn the newest techniques to make sure they give the best care possible when out in the field. As for the physical challenge, that requires a great deal of strength, courage, and training that many find difficult to achieve.

NBC33 thanks all of the EMS workers across the nation for their dedication to the field and to the lives they save on a daily basis.

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