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
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.