EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — Jud Miller has been with Eagle County Paramedic Services since November, but he has been a medic for 18 years and has been working in emergency medical services for 21 years.
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Through work with American Medical Response and FEMA over the years, he’s traveled across the globe to disaster relief areas, including multiple hurricane-ravaged countries.
On Saturday, Miller, 41, is leaving his wife and two young sons to head to an emergency field hospital in Italy for one month with Samaritan’s Purse, a humanitarian aid organization responding to the coronavirus in Italy.
“Working in a disaster area, it’s an area of comfort for me because I’ve done it a number of times,” Miller said while taking a break from packing on Wednesday. “When I think of a disaster area or where people are suffering, dying or hurting, it’s just the way God built me that I want to go in because it doesn’t stress me out and it doesn’t get me worked up. When I see people that are desperate in their darkest hour, I just want to do something to bring light to them.”
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