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    Julie Beller(Editor)

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"Hero Pants" is a heart-warming, cantankerous, sobering and laugh-out-loud funny book about Jim Haden's 22 years as an advanced life-support paramedic. Working in the Midwest in Sioux City, Iowa, you might think that the pace, the danger of the job, or the crazy nature of pre-hospital care would be muted. Not so. In fact he makes a good case that wacky can be found anywhere, even small Midwestern cities.
Paramedics and EMTs would obviously relate to the real-life stories, rants, and stresses of the job. But firefighters, police, ER personnel and their families, and other hidden parts of the 911 response system have also enjoyed reading a book that tells it like it really is and makes you laugh while doing so.

Author Jim Haden is a paramedic specialist in Iowa. After starting his EMS career as a volunteer with a local fire department in Bridgeport, Nebraska, he continued his education at the University of Iowa and completed his paramedic training. He has spent the last 22 years working for a private ambulance service which has the 911 contract for Sioux City, IA, answering just under 10,000 calls per year.

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Book details

  • PDF | 310 pages
  • Julie Beller(Editor)
  • yantbom, inc.; 1st edition (June 4, 2009)
  • English
  • 8
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  • By Rhonda Lang on October 27, 2009

    What a joy it is to be able to write a review for this book! I so enjoyed reading this wonderfully written story! It will not matter if you have ever worked in the medical industry or not...Jim Haden was able to write this story to be enjoyed by an average person. When I recieved this book I was excited to sit down and begin reading it. I intended to read a chapter, several hours later I forced myself to lay it down so that I could go to bed! I found myself recanting stories from the book the next day at work!!!! I was so anxious to get back to finish it!!! I read the entire story in two nights!This book is well written and an enjoyable story! It gives the reader a real life snippet of the day to day working of the life of EMS personel. It made me look at the job and the people who perform this duty in a totally different light. I admire each person that is able to dedicate themselves in this capacity!A MUST for Christmas!!! If you have that hard to buy for person, this book would fit the bill!!!!

  • By J. Hammond on July 6, 2009

    I've had the good fortune of meeting both Jim Haden and Julie Beller! This book is awesome! Everybody should read a copy, I'm so glad someone wrote a book about the trials and tribulations of what EMS personnel really least now I think my non-public safety friends and family will understand me just a little better! Thanks Jim and Julie! Everyone should hug your local EMS people!!

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