C.B. Garris Paramedic: M.O.S.

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PARAMEDIC: M.O.S., pulled from the author's EMS experiences in New York City; was assembled to provide deeper insight into the mind of a New York City Emergency Medical
Technician/Paramedic; and is dedicated to all emergency service workers and first responders. Inspired by true events pre-September 11th, a Paramedic of NYC EMS finds his world suddenly turned upside down by a series of in-the-line-of-duty events.  In an effort to understand what brought him there, he begins reconnecting the events in his work and personal life that created this unforeseen scenario.  Facing daily crises and how they apply to how he entered this line of work, readers are also shown the closeness that is felt and experienced working in such close proximity to those who face death and destruction together as a team daily.  Comforted and kept together by his female mate, readers are taken through the sometimes playing field and often minefield of Emergency Medical Services in New York City and what it means to be a Member of the Service.   
 
PARAMEDIC:M.O.S. is a profound, intense and deeply personal look into the experiences on the frontlines of Emergency Medical Services in New York City. EMTs and paramedics not
only experience the highs and lows of constant exposure to psychologically traumatic events but in addition to the constant intensity of patients revived or lost due to these events. Furthermore, while not the norm; EMTs and Paramedics are also forced to deal with coworkers who are sometimes ineffective, self-serving, uncaring, as well as bureaucratic red tape, politics, and often personal tragedy within their own fraternal public safety family.  These incidents rarely, if ever, get reported in the general media and thus the world never learns about this insulated environment. This book was created to share the human condition of EMT's and Paramedics, their camaraderie, bravery, and skill. Although September 11, 2001 claimed at least eight precious lives of these specialized rescuers, not even this was enough to direct attention toward the New York City Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics who lose their lives daily or are permanently scarred in the line of duty.  The title of "hero" for those that have died and those that are out there every day risking their lives to save others existed long before September 10th changed calendar days.

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Throughout most of time, the now dubbed "first responder" and especially those holding the EMT and Paramedic designations; are those who have largely and broadly been at best opaque, but mostly transparent in our society. It was not until the tragic events of 9/11 where a collective conscious occurred in our nation about the dangers of these highly skilled and courageous individuals. Prior to that date, many people would call 9-1-1 or their local operator for help. Help was anticipated and expected; and rightfully it should have been and still should be. Still, the professionals who arrive do so and depart unknown to those they are saving, to their families or friends. In this instance of 9/11, the world stage would see the inherent dangers faced by these selfless and dedicated people who serve to protect them in the shadows every day. The world witnessed in large scale, the eventual question faced by every first responder; "Will I go home alive tonight at the end of my tour?" That day would illuminate these special people finally, but in the wake of tremendous tragedy for their own and for our nation. Still, throughout the media coverage, while two segments of the triad of first responders were recognized respectively, one element was left dubbed simply as "emergency workers;" the EMT's and Paramedics. It is not the public's fault nor the media, but perhaps a lack of understanding of the insular environment that cascades these first responders. Of the little attention provided or understood, much of it has been satirical, which I would relegate to a person's way of handling the daily tragedy that is seen by these first responders. It is always easier to make something comedic, rather than deal with its reality for a lot of people. That is a natural human reaction. At the same time, something is lost in translation and hence the reason for this book. I want the world to know more about these individuals, the instances and obstacles we face, on and off the job; and often what even drives some to join. Each person has a story and then some stories develop also through each call and through the course of a career. 
  
There are very dedicated men and women out here, professional and volunteer all over the world; saving lives and doing their part to ensure loved ones make it home. In the instances where they may not come home, at least their loved ones will know that they were treated with compassion, caring and the best care they could receive in tragic moments, and that every step was taken to make a difference. This book is part of that matrix, to bring you inside our world of chaos and camaraderie, of caring and danger; sometimes facing things we hope never to experience. I had the honor to serve with an amazing crew of EMT's and Paramedics in New York City, and I can only hope that others, no matter what field of work they are in, have the connection and fraternal family experience in their professional lives that I did and still do. It is something so strong that I wanted to share it with the world.

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C. B. Garris, author of the award-winning, critically acclaimed book, PARAMEDIC: M.O.S., is an EMS Paramedic/First Responder, Firefighter, Emergency Management Specialist, a legal subject matter expert and a former member of NYC EMS {the New York City Emergency Medical Service; now entitled FDNY-EMS}. Born in New York City and graduate of the Northeastern University Paramedic Program with a clinical internship in emergency medicine/shock trauma at the Boston Medical Center, in Boston, MA and the University Hospital (UMDNJ) in Newark, NJ; he served as an Assistant Watch Commander/Senior Emergency Management Specialist and Special Operations Resource Coordinator in the 9-1-1 Command and Control Division, coordinating tactical operations in New York City. He was the EMS logistical resource coordinator for the original terrorist bombing attack on the World Trade Center in 1993, an Instructor of Emergency Medicine at the UCLA Medical Center/Center for Prehospital Care, an Emergency Management/Dive Rescue Coordinator to the motion picture industry, and is a clinical regulatory/biomedical specialist in emergency medicine, tactical/urban combat medicine and advanced resuscitation. 

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