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Defeating COVID-19 depends on heroes like us, veteran EMT mentor says

You’re a hero when you wear a face mask, practice social distancing and follow other guidelines to keep us all safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doing the right thing during the health crisis makes us all heroes, said Dr. Bernard Heilicser, the emergency medical system director of South Cook County EMS for the last 36 years.

Heilicser, the person most responsible for training two generations of EMTs and other first responders during his tenure, has spent his career in emergency medicine. He says all of us have the opportunity to be brave, act . . .

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