1-800-Flowers Celebrates Pafford Stars of Life

Don’t miss this 1-800-Flowers feature on Pafford EMS Stars of Life Lori and David Richardson! Fun fact: the author is Joanne Camas, mother of former American Ambulance Association staffer Aidan Camas.

Like many married couples, Brandon and Lori Richardson plan to celebrate their relationship and shared passions on Valentine’s Day. They might play board games as they did on their early dates, hang out with their dogs, or enjoy a romantic dinner.

But there’s a chance they’ll instead be stabilizing a broken leg, responding to a heart attack, or transporting a COVID-19 patient to the hospital. The Richardsons, it turns out, love not only each other but also the community they serve as emergency medical technicians.

The couple grew up, met, and put down roots in the small town of Marianna, Arkansas (pop. 4,115), about an hour southwest of Memphis. There, they work together in their ambulance and oversee two bases of EMTs who cover their region of Arkansas.

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When we met 2018 #StarsofLife Lori Richardson and David Richardson of Pafford Medical Services, it was immediately…

Posted by American Ambulance Association on Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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