In the Arms of a Stranger: Stories from the Streets: My Life as a Paramedic

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iUniverse, Nov 11, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 112 pages
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"In the Arms of a Stranger" is Dale J Bingham's touching and moving account of his career as a paramedic. From his early years as a medic in Southern California, to his work as a Tulsa, Oklahoma paramedic, he gives an inside look at the rewards, the trials, and the heartaches that emergency workers face everyday. In between, he writes of his own struggles with a difficult career and of tragically losing his own mother to the very part of life he worked so hard to conquer. "In the Arms of a Stranger" will tug at the heartstrings of the reader and leave the reader with a greater appreciation for those emergency workers who struggle everyday to help those in need.

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I didn't read the entire book but I too shared the life on the streets of So Central LA while working at Adams Ambulance from 8/1985 to 12/1988. The stories brought back some vividly good and bad memories. Thanks Dale for taking me back to my early adult life.
Brad Coons


Day One
Terror at Midnight
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Dale J Bingham has been a licensed paramedic and emergency services worker since 1986. A graduate of the University of Utah's Physician Assistant Program he is also an emergency service educator, currently working as a Physician Assistant and Health Care Adminstrator Faculty member. He holds a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, a BS in Health Services and is nationally registered as a Paramedic. He is an accomplished writer and has given lectures nationally on the topic of emergency services. He is listed in the 2000 edition of "Who's Who of American Teachers".

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