I think it comes down to just having some good people around us. Even tho Medicine is VERY important, many other got to do it now folks are out there.
One comes to my mind. It happened on a weekend and had to do with plumbing. Early on morning we notinced our toilets would NOT flush completely, water was coming up out of our bath tub drain and in our shower. All of it Slowly rising. Now this wasn't a life or death kind of situation but it was a Saturday! I called the fine folks who had a method to reach them in such cases. They worked for Sanitary Plumbing. They put me in touch with one if not finest plumbers and before you could say jimminy cricket they were here, pulled out this piece of equipment called an auger (sic) and fixed the problem.
Turns out, the Sanitary Plumbing man, was at his daughters Birth Day Party. He left it in order to help us. Turns out, this wasn't the first time this was done for others.
Hard, but lucky, to find folks like that.
You're right - not life and death. As I mentioned to you once before, I pretty much think about Sanitary Plumbing as TOT does about the all-volunteer military. We each have our own personal experiences.
But as for "heroes," I'll rate the emergency brain surgeon over the plumbing "weekend warrior." But as you said - crises come in all sizes, and when you have one it's good to be rescued.