This amazing 87-year-old great-grandma is still driving an ambulance as an EMT

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Edna Mitchell, an 87-year-old woman living in Maine, is thought to be the state's oldest Emergency Medical Technician.

Mitchell has been volunteering for the Liberty Fire Department for 37 years now, responding to emergency situations with strength and bravery.

She told WCSH News:



The local hero became a certified EMT in 1978, but her interest in medical care began while she was helping with a first-aid class in high school during World War II.

Since then, Mitchell has helped respond to a variety of emergencies, including heart attacks, snow storms, and nearly fatal car crashes.

Liberty Fire Chief Bill Gillespie told the Bangor Daily News, "People have a sense of relief to know that Edna is there. There's been a lot of times Liberty Ambulance wouldn't have rolled out the doors if it wasn't for Edna. She is amazing. She is a tough, tough woman."

See the video below for a glimpse into what it's like to ride along with an EMT:

EMT Ride Along
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