I really need to update this page more often.

My name is James.  I’m a

  • husband
  • father
  • firefighter/paramedic
  • train nut
  • film photographer
  • fan of old cars, weird motorcycles, and the manual transmission
  • and general light-duty nerd.

I still look around myself occasionally and wonder why all the adults went away and left us in charge. I finish many fewer projects than I start.

Much like this blog, I am a work in progress.

And finally some notes on perspective for any new readers. I’ve been in EMS for 20 years and the fire service for 30 (and counting.) I’ve served on 2 fire companies in rural towns which are transitioning to  suburban bedroom communities. I’ve worked for two private ambulance companies in the neighboring metropolitan area, serving as both an EMT and Paramedic, doing 911/emergency work and routine transfers. What this all means is that stories from my career and life will be told from varied perspectives as a firefighter/lieutenant/EMT/Paramedic riding the Engine/Ladder/Ambulance in a rural/suburban/metro area. Got it? Good. Enjoy.