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.
#StarsofLife Lori & David Richardson of @PaffordMedical have a special bond as partners in #EMS and life. Thanks to @1800flowers for shining light on this extraordinary pair! #SupportEMS #nolimitsonlove #AlwaysOpen #NotJustaRide #MobileHealthcare @haggis2 https://t.co/mUvF0kEr8Q
— AmericanAmbulanceAsc (@amerambassoc) February 3, 2021