Emily James is an experienced paramedic who recently left the field to transition into the slower-paced world of occupational health and wellness. She is a student at SNHU majoring in psychology, and she is actively pursuing her dream of being a writer. In her writing, she likes to incorporate themes that draw attention to the various mental health issues that first responders face. In her free time, she loves to read and spend time with her animals where she resides in a cabin in the mountains.
Bits and Pieces: Moments from the Ambulance
From touching moments that make your day, to gut-wrenching feelings of hopelessness, the very worst that humanity has to offer, things that make you smile and things that make you vomit.
The working life of a paramedic sees it all.
Seldom do they experience the glitzy, life-saving flashes that the general public get fed on news bulletins or TV shows, although they do happen as well.
Rarely will they complete a shift without one moment of despair, revulsion or loathing for another human being’s behavior. And hardly ever will a day pass without some incident that makes them question their own sanity for doing their job.
All too often they are overlooked.
In her book, Bits and Pieces: Moments From The Ambulance, Emily James looks back on her career and the moments that made up a sizeable chunk of it. The moments that the rest of us often don’t see or get to hear about, but which form the core of a job that is unlike any other.
They are short, simple instants in time that nonetheless leave their indelible mark on those who encounter them.