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Emergency Workers still on the job during the Holidays
By: Jackalyn Kovac
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- The Christmas holiday tradition is different family to family, but some will spend the day doing their job.
Public safety jobs will always have a full staff round-the-clock, and for many that may mean, no day off, like police officers, firefighters, hospital and healthcare workers.
"We do miss out on tie with our family, but we took this job knowing we have to protect the City of Johnstown," said Johnstown police officer Erin Kabler. "All public safety officials are out on the holidays. It doesn't make a difference if it is a holiday or not. We're out here to protect the community."
Local hospitals are fully staffed, but don't expect any grinches on a visit.
"Don't think that if you come in [to the hospital] you'll be treated any differently," said Conemaugh Hospital's Dr. Daniel Wehner. "We have the same trauma and neuro response teams and we're ready for anything that happens."
In addition to all the emergency personnel working during the holidays, those in the news business are staffed around the clock to keep you informed.