Wild Rescues by Kevin Grange audiobook

Wild Rescues: A Paramedic’s Extreme Adventures in Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton

By Kevin Grange
Read by Timothy Andrés Pabon

Blackstone Publishing 9781641602006

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799961451

  • ISBN: 9781799956426

  • ISBN: 9781799961468

Runtime: 8.10 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Wild Rescues is a fast-paced, firsthand glimpse into the exciting lives of paramedics who work with the National Park Service: a unique brand of park rangers who respond to medical and traumatic emergencies in some of the most isolated and rugged parts of America. In 2014, Kevin Grange left his job as a paramedic in Los Angeles to work in a response area with 2.2 million acres: Yellowstone National Park. Seeking a break from city life and urban EMS, he wanted to experience pure nature, fulfill his dream of working for the National Park Service, and take a crash-course in wilderness medicine. Between calls, Grange reflects upon the democratic ideal of the National Park mission, the beauty of the land, and the many threats facing it. With visitation rising, budgets shrinking, and people loving our parks to death, he realized that—along with the health of his patients—he was also fighting for the life of “America’s Best Idea.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Written with a deep appreciation of the wild and the awesome beauty of our National Parks, Wild Rescues lives up to its title. Armchair travelers will thrill to the hair-raising rescues, and seasoned trekkers will be reminded of the inherent dangers of their pastime.” Jim DeFelice, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Kevin Grange details nearly everything that possibly could go wrong in a national park and yet still manages to make you more excited than ever to hit the trail.” Conor Knighton, New York Times bestselling author
“There are thousands of ways to die in the Great Outdoors, but an elite group of park rangers and paramedics mind the gap. One of them has finally brought us their riveting stories of rescue in this quick and interesting book full of drama and real-life heroism.” Ben Montgomery, New York Times bestselling author
“A captivating memoir. I couldn’t put it down.” Kate Siber, author of National Parks of the USA
“This is one helluva book. Grange somehow manages to combine the madness of life on an ambulance with the serenity and awe of America’s most beautiful places.” Kevin Hazzard, author of A Thousand Naked Strangers
“National Parks bring together visitors accustomed to more controlled circumstances with heat, cold, cliffs, whitewater, wild animals, and thin air that challenges aging hearts. Anyone who suffers misfortune under these conditions can only hope that Kevin Grange is on duty. This man loves his job.” Jordan Fisher Smith, author of Engineering Eden

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Author

Author Bio: Kevin Grange

Author Bio: Kevin Grange

Kevin Grange is a firefighter paramedic in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He is the award-winning author of Lights and Sirens: The Education of a Paramedic and Beneath Blossom Rain: Discovering Bhutan on the Toughest Trek in the World. He has written for Journal of Emergency Medical Services, National Parks, Backpacker, Utne Reader, Yoga Journal, and the Orange County Register. He has worked as a park ranger and paramedic at Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Teton National Parks.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English