Sikhs Ambulance Drivers – Espanola EMS


In our town of Espanola just about all the EMS (Emergency Medical Service) are Sikhs. They drive the ambulance around helping people who get in accidents, or who need to be quickly taken to the hospital.

Sometimes when there is a party you will see a few ambulances in front of the house, and neighbors ask if someone is hurt? But it is just them on duty waiting for an emergency call, but enjoying the party.

I posted this picture because I thought it was interesting and want to show how Sikhs with full turban and beard CAN be out there in the mainstream. It wasn’t easy, since I do remember hearing something many years ago about the hostpitals not wanting to allow a beard, but that was dealt with. The key is to be strong and maintain your values. Too many times I hear about people who cut their hair to fit in. I know it is hard, but such is the life as a Sikh of the Guru. We have to be strong and face these challenges head on. We can support eachother to make it easier.

ps. The above picture is of Dharampal Singh and GuruDham Singh. They had just got an emergency call…when I was talking the picture earlier today.