“A tragically hilarious glimpse into the challenged, yet powerful, mind of a seasoned paramedic and the brotherhood called EMS.”
—Dan Flynn, NRP, RN-BSN, BS
Known as one of America’s most dangerous cities, New Orleans plays host to incidents ranging from the tragic and disturbing to the completely bizarre—and during his career as an emergency medic, Jon McCarthy saw it all. He chronicles some of the most formative calls of his career in this autobiography that reads like crime fiction. McCarthy demonstrates with detail and clarity that the difficult choice is often the right choice. While not for the faint of heart, each entry in this collection provides poignant insight into the bonds between medics and the people and city they serve.
About the Author
Born the son of a police officer in Tallahassee, Florida, Jon McCarthy began his public service as an active-duty member of the United States Coast Guard. After leaving the military, he entered the world of emergency medical services and has worked for 20 years as a paramedic. He is one of the architects of the New Orleans EMS Field Training Officer program and oversaw the program for five years. McCarthy spends his off days trying to write his way into the next chapter of his life.
A Paramedic’s Perspective of Life and Death in New Orleans
By Jon McCarthy
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Emergency Medical Services
TRUE CRIME / General
256 pp. 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781455623211 pb