Our weekly meeting programs do not always come from external speakers. This week, member Doug Gesme gave a presentation on the August 1, 2007, 35W bridge collapse from a public safety/EMS perspective. Doug shared pictures of the aftermath where 13 people perished, many pictures that many of us saw, but also gave an account from behind the scenes. There was no shortage of obstacles, and no shortage of heroes. Bystanders became the first responders - on the scene before public safety arrived. As Doug stated, "This was a tragic event but we learned so much from it." Doug is the Operations Manager of Emergency Medical Services for HCMC.