Episode 19 is packed with more stories from EMS this week. A married Firefighter/ paramedic couple share what it’s like working together as partners in an urban 911 system, moving to a rural department, parenting a Type 1 diabetic & working in a profession that they describe as a kaleidoscope of human joy and trauma. 

 
One of the calls they reflect on truly epitomizes the brief glimpse EMS gets into the lives of strangers with the bittersweet finding of note from a husband to his wife of many decades written before he passed in his sleep in the next room. The note simply said, “The donuts are in the fridge, love”, but will never be forgotten by his wife or the paramedics on scene that day. 

 

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