"You really have to get in with a patient because the biggest thing about EMS is: when you take somebody to the hospital, you’re on their ground. It’s a white wall, white coats, they have control — EMS, I come into your home, you’re in control." - Paramedic Lieutenant Anthony
Sometimes, a few words are all it takes to change someone's life. Whether it's speaking to a couple of seasoned EMTs every morning while you cook their breakfast or taking a hand in the back of an ambulance and keeping a promise later. Paramedic Lieutenant Anthony understands, better than most, what words can do. The early conversation about being an EMT changed his life and led him to that moment in the back of an ambulance.
Join former firefighter/paramedic and host Phil Klein as he sits down with Paramedic Lieutenant and Author Anthony Almojera. Anthony discusses how he was drawn to EMS, his advancement through the ranks, his steadfast advocacy for EMS, and his book: Riding the Lightning, A Year in the Life of a New York City Paramedic (click the link to purchase). At the end of the episode, he shares two stories. The first is uniquely "New York City," and the second will leave you unsettled.
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