Please join us Friday, June 12 from 5:30-7:30pm at the UCLA Paramedic Education Program, 333 N. Prairie Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301 for a special engagement featuring Kevin Grange, UCLA graduate and instructor, as he reads and selection from his new book, Lights and Sirens, detailing his experience as a UCLA Paramedic Student and LAFD Intern. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the book and have it signed by Kevin. Refreshments will be served. Dress is business casual. All are welcome.
The first memoir to ever be written about paramedic school, LIGHTS & SIRENS (Berkley Trade Paperback; June 2, 2015; $16, 9780425275238) gives a unique glimpse into a profession many people know only from the outside. LIGHTS & SIRENS illustrates how paramedics are trained in the classroom, what their first experiences in the field are like, and how they do their jobs.
At the age of 36, author Kevin Grange left his job in residential real estate to pursue a career in emergency medicine at UCLA's Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program, considered to be the “Harvard” of paramedic schools, with a reputation for being one of the best and most intense paramedic training programs in the world.
Blending nine months of classroom instruction with ER rotations and a grueling field internship with the Los Angeles Fire Department, UCLA’s medical program is like an intense mix of boot camp meets med school. Few jobs in the world can match the daily dose of stress, trauma and drama that a paramedic calls a typical day at the “office," and few educational settings can match the stress and competitiveness of paramedic school. It would turn out to be the hardest thing he'd ever done--but also the most inspiring.
LIGHTS & SIRENS details the trials paramedic students endure and the tragedies they witness, but it is ultimately about the best part of humanity—people working together to help save human lives.
About The Author:
Kevin Grange graduated from UCLA’s Paramedic Education Program in 2011 and is an award-winning writer with the Society of American Travel Writers. His first book, Beneath Blossom Rain, recounts a twenty-four-day trek in the Himalayas, and he currently works as a paramedic with the National Park Service.
LIGHTS & SIRENS
The Education of a Paramedic
By Kevin Grange
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Imprint: Berkley Trade Paperback
When & Where
UCLA Center for Prehospital Care
Founded in 1988, the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care at the David Geffen School of Medicine, is the leading emergency and prehospital academic center on the West Coast. Our mission is to make a local, national, and international contribution to the practice of emergency medical services and the patients these providers and systems serve.
To learn more about us and the programs we offer, visit us at: www.cpc.mednet.ucla.edu