Richland County EMS Unit 33

In preparation for EMS Week 2013, I did a photoshoot with Richland County EMS and their new ambulance Unit 33.

I’m grateful to have the privilege to have worked with this paid volunteer ambulance service for over a year and a half. Along the way I have had the opportunity to learn so much about emergency medicine, about staying calm under pressure, and about how to bring a bit of hope to someone’s worst day. More than anything, though, every call reminds me of how much I have yet to learn.

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Not your average house fire.

It isn’t everyday that you see a house burning and all of the firefighters standing in front of the place smiling as a photographer snaps photos.

I had the privilege of travelling with a crew of firefighters from Richland Center Fire Department to join Cazenovia Fire Department for a training house burn. To sit in a room and see first hand how fire works its way up the wall and across the ceiling, or to feel the intense multiple hundred degree heat through my mask and gear, these are things I will not quickly forget. And my singed helmet will certainly never look the same again.
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