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New memoir from UCLA grad looks at life as a paramedic




One of the best training programs for paramedics in the world is at UCLA. A graduate of that program, Kevin Grange, has written a new memoir detailing his training and his work in the field.
One of the best training programs for paramedics in the world is at UCLA. A graduate of that program, Kevin Grange, has written a new memoir detailing his training and his work in the field.
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Kevin Grange was 36 and working as a real estate agent. He wanted a change and decided to apply to UCLA's Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program--one of the best paramedic training programs in the world.

The UCLA program requires nine months of classroom instruction with ER rotations and a field internship with the Los Angeles Fire Department, where stress, trauma and drama are all in a day’s work.

It would turn out to be the hardest thing Grange has ever done--an experience he’s detailed in the new memoir “Lights and Sirens.”

Guests:

Kevin Grange, author of the memoir, “Lights and Sirens” (Berkley Trade Paperback, 2015) and freelance writer whose writing has appeared in Backpacker Magazine, The Orange County Register and other publications.

Brian Wheeler, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Specialist at the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care, and an instructor at the UCLA’s Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program [Who’s cited frequently in the book]