Becoming A Paramedic

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I began my career in 1987 when I joined the US Air Force as a firefighter. During the past 28 years I traveled to countless places, met a myriad of people from different countries and cultures, and seen many tragic events. However, I continued in the career I loved and I have endured many past tragedies alone and in silence. Tragedies such as the ones I experienced while deployed to the Persian Gulf. Events that are indelibly etched on my mind and heart. Yet, I continued with my chosen profession and added to my knowledge base by becoming a Paramedic. This added responsibility only added to the repeated tragedies I experienced and increased the pain I hid for so many years. Then, in the early 2000’s I responded to an off duty fire

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