In honor of EMS week, WBONTV spoke to a couple of Madison County’s paramedics to find out what the job is like and how its changed over the years. Assistant Shift Commander Nathan Shouse and Training and Education Coordinator Deborah Berry both said the job has changed since they started. Shouse who has been a paramedic for eleven years said that technology has made the job much easier than when he started. He said that equipment is smaller and easier to carry. Berry has been in EMS work for thirty-eight years and said that when she started the job was just taking people to the hospital but now paramedics can do more to save lives and also provide emotional support to the patients and their families.