SACKETS HARBOR — While their classmates may have enjoyed more free time this year, five local seniors worked on both classwork and provider certifications, responding to calls during the days and nights as needed to support the village and surrounding area.

As was the story across the nation and world, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the north country, it hit hard. Healthcare workforces, emergency medical services included, were sent into turmoil as the need for services increased greatly while those available to work through the pandemic decreased significantly.

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