What makes a hero? According to the dictionary, a hero is “a person admired for their achievements and noble qualities” or “someone who shows great courage.” It goes without saying that there are countless heroes within the EMS community and we think these men and women need to be celebrated for their commitment to saving lives. Following the Coronavirus outbreak, EMS is finally receiving the attention and recognition it deserves. But while embracing this improved image, the toll of incredibly long hours and weeks has been tough for many in the Medical Services profession and during the past decade, the mental health of first responders has become a foremost concern for all of us. We now know that the personal cost first responders pay for doing their job is considerable and can affect family life and mental health and can even increase the risk of suicide. That’s why we need to continue our support for these brave men and women.