It runs in the family for Peggy Mulleady, her son Danny Mulleady and daughter Erica Michaud who say their volunteer work for the Mohegan Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps is addicting and the three share a passion for it.
The mother-son-daughter team visited Yorktown Head Start students on Tuesday to talk to them about what an EMT does and show them the different apparatus and devices inside the ambulance. Some children even got to hear a call that came through so EMTs could be dispatched for help.
The visit was extra especial because Michaud's two son, Gavin, 3, and J.J., 5, are students at the preschool.
"I like the ambulance," said J.J., who was gleaming after he got to sit inside the ambulance.
Erica Michaud, who joined the Yorktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps at age 14 before joining the Mohegan Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the recipient of a Life Saving Award, said it was important for her to make children feel comfortable inside an ambulance.
"Even though we might look scary, we are very friendly," she told children who sat inside the ambulance. "And we just want to help. Don't ever be afraid."
Danny Mulleady, a volunteer firefighter who also joined the ambulance corps when he was 14 years old, said he followed the foot steps of his family and enjoys being able to give back to his community.
"We just do it because we love it," Peggy Mulleady, an EMT volunteer for more than two decades and the recipient of the Westchester County EMT of the Year award, said about volunteering. "We do this from our heart."
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