Once I started reading, I could not put it down. The book gave me a greater insight on the life of a paramedic. The book is riveting and suspenseful and I guarantee you will find it a powerful book
The stories presented throughout this book outline a ten year period of my journey in emergency medical services from volunteering to working as a paramedic. The events are real, although some details have been changed to protect the identity of those involved.
The purpose of this book is not to glorify myself through high-intensity, adrenaline-packed war stories. It is to expose the reader to the harsh reality of managing a dynamic, fast-paced emergency scene and how these encounters have a lasting impact on the responder.
The stories I chose to present had the largest emotional impact in my life. They changed me from the person I used to be and shaped me into who I am today. These are the experiences that will stay with me forever.
There is no intention to discredit the emergency services field. A book detailing the thousands of patients I attended where everything went right would not be a compelling read. The experiences in this book provided the framework that made me a good medic.