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Lights and Sirens PDF-A true account of going through UCLA’s famed Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program—and practicing emergency medicine on the streets of Los Angeles.

Nine months of tying tourniquets and pushing new medications, of IVs, chest compressions, and defibrillator shocks—that was Kevin Grange’s initiation into emergency medicine when, at age thirty-six, he enrolled in the “Harvard of paramedic schools”: UCLA’s Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program, long considered one of the best and most intense paramedic training programs in the world.-Lights and Sirens PDF

Few jobs can match the stress, trauma, and drama that a paramedic calls a typical day at the office, and few educational settings can match the pressure and competitiveness of paramedic school. Blending months of classroom instruction with ER rotations and a grueling field internship with the Los Angeles Fire Department, UCLA’s paramedic program is like a mix of boot camp and med school. It would turn out to be the hardest thing Grange had ever done—but also the most transformational and inspiring.

An in-depth look at the trials and tragedies that paramedic students experience daily, Lights and Sirens is ultimately about the best part of humanity—people working together to help save a human life.-Lights and Sirens PDF

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The Authors

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Kevin Grange is a firefighter paramedic and an award-winning freelance writer with an emphasis on the medical field, adventure and travel.

Kevin’s new book, WILD RESCUES, details his experiences as a paramedic with the National Park Service and will be published by Chicago Review Press in April 2021.

In June 2015, Berkley Books, published LIGHTS AND SIRENS, Kevin’s true account of going through UCLA’s renowned Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program—and practicing emergency medicine on the streets of Los Angeles.

In 2011, The University of Nebraska Press published Kevin’s travel memoir, BENEATH BLOSSOM RAIN, about his 24-day trek through the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.

When he’s not at the fire station or his desk, Kevin can be found skiing, hiking and mountain biking in the wild areas around Jackson Hole.

Instagram: @kevin.m.grange

Facebook: Kevin Grange

Dimensions and Characteristics of Lights and Sirens PDF

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berkley; Illustrated edition (June 2, 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • International Standard Book Number-10 ‏ : ‎ 042527523X
  • International Standard Book Number-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0425275238
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
  • Book Name : Lights and Sirens PDF

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Joe Pace “I read Grange’s first book, Beneath Blossom Rain, and enjoyed it as a fairly breezy travelogue. With Lights and Sirens, Grange has deepened his commitment to his craft. His first-person narrative is more polished, and writing style more mature. At times the first portion, particularly in the classroom, can drag, but I enjoyed his characterizations of his fellow classmates, and his sense of inferiority and anxiety is faithfully and believably shared.

The real treasure in this book comes in the third act, during the author’s practical education with experienced paramedic professionals. He very capably describes situations and his own often overwhelmed reactions, conveying drama without venturing into the hyperbole that sometimes dogged his first book. Once I was in the second half of this book, I literally could not put it down, and swallowed it in great gulps. Grange’s work gets better all the time, and I look forward to his next book with anticipation and delight.”

BKinNV “I recently got the wild hare to go to paramedic school. Thus, I’ve started reading everything I can about it. This book scared the hell out of me enough that I have some real fears about being successful in paramedic school. Between his graphic descriptions of the medical scenes, the gut wrenching emotional effect the situations impart, and the incredible self-doubt I felt about my own ability to finish paramedic school as I read it, I was riveted. I read the book in a single sitting of about 6 hours. I could not stop.

One of the things I’ve searched for most are stories about paramedic school, ways to succeed, how to memorize everything that there is to memorize. It’s an incredible amount of material. After reading this you will have a crystal clear idea of what it takes to succeed in school, and how much dedication, maturity, and confidence it will require.

I do not give gushy, positive reviews – but this book really blew me away. If you’re into EMS, you’ll love it.”

Bill Burrows “Kevin Grange can really write. He tells a good, inspiring story of training to be a paramedic. I heartily recommend the Grange gives the reader an idea of the rigor of the training program for EMT-Paramedics and the lengths they are prepared to go — at the risk of their own lives — to serve people in medical emergencies at home and in accidents anywhere. You sometimes feel like you’re in the ambulance as its sirens scram and lights flash, wondering if a heart attack victim will get to the emergency room on time. Sometimes it reads like a novel, but you realize that Grange is telling real stories about real people. These men and women are the frontline of the medical care system. One can only wish that the rest of the system was as efficient as the paramedics are. We get more value per dollar spent from them than anyone else.”

Carla “I read the review that gave this book low rating and I feel like they’re missing Haidt’s main point/ reason to write about this book. Haidt is concerned about social cohesion. And the thing is social cohesion comes from homogeneity or at least shared values or activities. Considering that the left is all about diversity, newness and difference, it makes sense that he would portray it in a somewhat negative light. The problem with insisting on difference and individuality, is that instead of making society adapt to you, it makes society notice your difference even more and hence, cause more bigotry and racism. Furthermore, I would like to point out something about diversity and multiculturalism. Multiculturalism is a pretty word that is tossed around when we’re talking about diversity, but it seems to me that very few people understand it.

Multiculturalism hardly means people living together as a community, it means having community within a larger community. Take the example of London, you have people from Eastern Europe on one side, the Polish only stays with the Polish, the Slovakian with the Slovakian and so on and so forth. Then, you have Black Jamaican who make up another unit. You have Black African (Anglophone and Francophone) – Nigerian, Ghanaian, Ugandan, Ivorian, Congolese…etc. Obviously nobody actually mix together. Nigerian stays with Nigerian, Ivorian with Ivorian and so on and so forth. Then you have Indians and Pakistani who stays with people who come from the same country as them. Even Italian in London usually stays with Italians. In fact not long ago, an Italian told me that there was a big association for Italian in London and that he was a member. There are many other group that I skipped because I couldn’t be bothered but you understand what I mean. And then you have the English – some accept this diversity (usually easier in good economic time), others merely tolerate it.

All group have a natural tendency toward self-segregation. But on top of that, these days we have an external pressure from the Left. The Left does everything it can to remind people how different they are from another, besides picking nonsense battle which erode social trust and our already tenuous social cohesion (i.e tearing statues, protests on university…etc).

The left in its haste to remake fail to understand that a) the world as it is though not perfect is way better than it use to be and b)that if they continue it will only lead us to a civil war. There is still poverty but anyone who’d read history would know that it’s nothing as it used to be (read for example Way to Wigan Road), racism though still a major issue is better now than it ever was. I should also point out something people always talk about how Trump brought a fascist state, about how much of a Nazi he is and so on and so forth. Do they not realise that if they were living in a true Nazi state they could not insult him, or his supporter the way they do on TV or even anonymously on social media? Trump is bad, but no he’s isn’t creating a new Nazi Germany or URSS. And really saying such things is terribly insensitive to the people who lived through those time.

By the way, I do not mean to say that injustice should not be tackled, but it has to be done in a pragmatic and useful way. Concretely, though I understand why he did this, what has Kaeparnick protesting the American flag accomplished besides increasing polarisation? Similarly, for the last couple of years I have heard using terms such as white privilege, white supremacists, old white men, patriarchy and other similar words in almost in every sense and often when they aren’t warranted. But what has it accomplished? It has created a backlash from conservative and annoyed liberals. You also have white liberals who have accepted those terms. But I believe for some, it is only a cool trend they have stumbled into, for other it is a form of religion which I’m not entirely sure they fully believe into, and the last group simply feel obliged.

To be clear, I do believe that in an unfair world, black people are more likely to suffer from unfairness than white people. There are various reasons for this bias and prejudice, the fact that black people are a numeral minority (10% of black in US, only 2% in UK and probably also about 2% in France) whereas white are the majority, lack of economic power of black people in the country they live, lack of economic country of African countries and cultural difference. So, in a sense I believe that white privilege exists, but I think that the way we go about talking about it is simply too divisive and does not promote understanding or even compassion.

I am very well aware of all the wrong white led country have done in history. Though if we’re being very fair about it, Arab countries (slavery) and Asian countries (mostly Japon have done the same [severe colonisation of neighbours]) have done similar misdeed. But really, we can’t expect someone to understand our point of view when we scream have him that the colour of his skin make him a bad person, even if he personally hasn’t done anything. Or when we say that all white people are basically evil. I understand where people are coming from when they say that. Exchanging with someone who has entrenched beliefs about you & your people, who simply cannot imagine that his experience is not the experience of everybody else or someone who is wilfully ignorant/ selectively chose morsel of history (many Conservative) can be very trying. Nonetheless, if our objective is to make a positive change then we need to change how we communicate.

Going back to the book, though Haidt says that Conservative have six moral foundation rather than the Liberal’s three, he does point out the flaws within the Conservative movement. Besides, Haidt never said that having the six moral foundation mean that you can’t be biases or that your reasoning is perfect. In fact, you could argue that he said the contrary. One more thing, someone pointed out that if Conservative score high in Loyalty how come they distrust the government. Well, this reading is wrong. Conservative do trust government to provide a good environment/ market, they trust the government’s words, including its lies. Essentially, they gov to rule the environment but not the individual. You should remember that they also score high in Liberty. Hence, it isn’t surprising that they do not want an external force to rule them.

I suppose some people aren’t happy just because he didn’t call them racist idiots. By the way, even after reading this book, I still have trouble reconciling my initial views with the picture Haidt presented. What I’m trying to say is that though Haidt’s book gave me a lot of insight, I still have much to digest.

I would recommend this book to anyone who want to understand politics and their neighbours with different political opinion.

There’s only one thing which the book is missing for me. It is a niggle and really, Haidt already did enough and couldn’t have looked at this. But I wonder how morality work/ develop across race. For example, a lot of black people are liberal/ democrats because this side have generally been against injustice and willing to do something for the lower section of society. But, could it be that some despite their skin colour are actually closer in their moral spectrum to the white conservative they despise (and who in turn may despise them)? More bluntly said, if instead of being black, they had been born white, could their political leaning be completely different because being white and conservative doesn’t come with the same baggage has being black and conservative? Really, if they white conservative could leave out his bias, could the black who have the same moral makeup as him get along better with him than with fellow black who do not have the same moral buds?

Really, I can’t help wondering how much who you are outside influence your political leaning despite who you are inside. If I had the opportunity I would have done a Phd on this. But ah…I’m way too busy. Has anyone ever thought about this?

In any case, as I said, highly recommended!”

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