“With a firefighter?” I asked.
“Oh.” Then after a minute, “Well, you know, just something different.”
Firefighters working hostage situations where there was no blaze or possibility of one? I figured I’d do some digging, find nothing and try to come up with something else different. Then I happened across a poster bearing this caption: “Even SWAT dials 9-1-1”.
That certainly piqued my curiosity. Not only does the caption sound cool, the poster is awesome. (I was unable to find who owned the copyright so I couldn’t get permission to upload it, but if you’re interested in seeing it, click here)
I soon learned there is a growing number of paramedics and other medical personnel across the country who train with SWAT teams and accompany SWAT or whoever needs them on calls. These individuals are called SWAT medics, sometimes tactical medics. They work not only hostage situations, but also water and mountain rescues and anything SWAT responds to. Medics are already on the scene anyway, so why not put them on the SWAT team so they can be right there if there’s an
These guys dodge flames and bullets! How cool is that? It sounds more James Bond than John Q Public. What I love about these people is that they are real men and women who sometimes walk into more danger than most rescue personnel. I don’t know about you, but that screams “hero” to me.
And I knew Walker McClain, the hero of my February book, The Vigilante Lover, had to be a SWAT medic.(Click here for more info about the book)
I was excited to learn there are two SWAT medics in my hometown and more are training. Have you ever heard of SWAT medics? What do you think about them? Are you impressed? Or not so much?
I’ll draw a winner from those who post and send a copy of The Vigilante Lover or a book of your choice.