Lights and Sirens

Lights and Sirens

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A true account of going through UCLAa€™s famed Daniel Freeman Paramedic Programa€”and practicing emergency medicine on the streets of Los Angeles. Nine months of tying tourniquets and pushing new medications, of IVs, chest compressions, and defibrillator shocksa€”that was Kevin Grangea€™s initiation into emergency medicine when, at age thirty-six, he enrolled in the a€œHarvard of paramedic schoolsa€: UCLAa€™s Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program, long considered one of the best and most intense paramedic training programs in the world. Few jobs can match the stress, trauma, and drama that a paramedic calls a typical day at the office, and few educational settings can match the pressure and competitiveness of paramedic school. Blending months of classroom instruction with ER rotations and a grueling field internship with the Los Angeles Fire Department, UCLAa€™s paramedic program is like a mix of boot camp and med school. It would turn out to be the hardest thing Grange had ever donea€”but also the most transformational and inspiring. An in-depth look at the trials and tragedies that paramedic students experience daily, Lights and Sirens is ultimately about the best part of humanitya€”people working together to help save a human life.The rig had arrived only a few weeks ahead of me and, with its bright red paint, diamond plate aluminum running boards, LED intersection lights, and speakers in the grille, looked like the paramedic equivalent of something on MTVa#39;s showanbsp;...

Title:Lights and Sirens
Author:Kevin Grange
Publisher:Penguin - 2015-06-02


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