From car accidents to overdoses, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) need to be prepared for anything and everything. It’s a profession that requires both mental and physical stamina, and willingness to respond courageously to the unknown. In order to better understand the real-life challenges and stresses that an EMTs endure, we interviewed full-time paramedic and author Peter Canning. A 20-year veteran, Canning has chronicled his passion for the job in two autobiographies and two novels. Here’s his snapshot of a recent day in the life of an EMT.
March 19, 2018