I came to EMS just a few months ago - I got my card at the end of December 2018. I actually hold a BA from Middlebury College and a MPhil and PhD in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). I was a college professor for several years, and now I'm starting medic school at SUNY Cobleskill. I grew up around EMS and fire and my Dad, who suggested E5 to me, was actually an EMT before they had numbers, so this is the family business. I am also a firefighter with McKownville FD, Ski Patrol at Gore Mountain, and a member of Adirondack Mountain Rescue (SAR).