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I was a fairly new EMT working in a suburban area just north of New York City. My partner and I were just finishing up a 12-hour shift and refueling our ambulance at the gas station when our dispatch radioed us asking if we were available for a priority-one call. A child was in cardiac or respiratory arrest. I immediately felt my heart sink into my stomach. We jumped into the ambulance and raced around the corner to the scene.