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JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -

Emergency Medical Service - some may think their job is simply to transport you to the hospital.

Think again.

During National EMS Week, local paramedics want to show what their duties and capabilities really entail. Today they had ambulances and medical equipment on hand in Johnson City to demonstrate, including the jaws of life.

"To show versatility of EMS, what they're getting in this county as opposed to have an ambulance come out. We're showing all the variations of the services that we provide," paramedic Captain Mike Skowronski said.

"It's important for the public to understand what all it takes to actually do that. The money that it takes, the training that it takes, to actually be able to come into these areas - remote areas - to get people out of them. It's far more complex than people think it is," paramedic Keith Ellis said.

This year's slogan is "One team, one mission," which paramedics say is vital to making an emergency call a success.

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