The Experiences of 20 Years in EMS

Why I share my stories

I believe it’s memories that make life worth living, but the memories are mere snapshots in time. The more often we initially thought of an event, the more vivid we remember it. I don’t know what I had for dinner just a few days ago. However, I remember the day I got my learner’s permit and the day my grandfather died. All first responders live a life with more vivid memories than the average person, with military veterans the clear exception.

I chose EMS as a profession because it promised an exciting life. I would gain more memories and tell more stories. I found that appealing, and I still do. Today all these stories are bouncing around in my head. So, this website is an attempt to share them. I hope that aspiring EMTs and Paramedics read these and get drawn into an enriching career.

There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.” No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful the experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster.

The 14th Dalai Lama

I recommend starting here