Hospital settings are slow; first responders are fast (“diesel therapy” as EMTs call the speeding ambulance ride) and I’ve known both these in recent years. Kevin Grange’s fine, candid memoir “Lights & Sirens: The Education of a Paramedic” (Berkley, 2015) taught me that the jump from EMT to paramedic is like “transitioning from high school baseball to playing in the majors.” Read the full article here:
Whether you work in urban or rural EMS, thinking like a remote-area EMS provider can improve your health and well-being, patient care, and scene management. Here are my lessons learned from practicing frontier medicine:
Thanks to EMS1 for naming Lights & Sirens as a top read for 2015! To check out the review and complete list, click here:
IT’S HERE! The Lights & Sirens audiobook has dropped! Click on the link HERE to listen:
Since 1974, Seattle/King County has been known as the best place to have a heart attack. This month, I chatted with two senior paramedics with King County Medic One-Tod Levesh and James Kellogg–about how they’ve achieved the highest cardiac arrest survival rates in the world. Read the article HERE:
A number of people have very generously asked how they can help promote my book. Apart from buying a copy and recommending it on your social media sites, writing a short review on Amazon really helps. Even 1-2 sentences can do wonders to raise reader interest! Write your review HERE and thanks so much for your support!
Paramedic memoirs show public gritty details of the job. Thanks to JEMS for reviewing Lights & Sirens! Read the full review here:
Excited to announce that Tantor Media will make Lights & Sirens into an audiobook, read by actor Sean Runnette who has appeared on Thirdwatch, Copland, Law & Order, and won numerous AudioFile and Audie Awards for his narration. The audiobook will arrive Oct 29th, just in time for the holidays! ORDER NOW!
Thanks to EMS World for a great book review of Lights & Sirens! Read it here:
“Both exciting and terrifying”-Thanks to Publishers Weekly for a great review of “Lights & Sirens” and the amazing staff at Berkley Books who helped make it happen! Read the full review HERE: