The Little-Known History of the Black Men Who Became America's First Paramedics

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The Little-Known History of the Black Men Who Became America's First Paramedics

From Time | History by Olivia B. Waxman

Paramedics are lifelines in U.S communities, responding to all kinds of medical emergencies. And yet, the history of the emergency medical services (EMS) is little-known.

In American Sirens: The Incredible Story of the Black Men Who Became America’s First Paramedics, author Kevin Hazzard, a former paramedic, spotlights the Black men in Pittsburgh who pioneered the profession and formed a model for emergency medical services that other cities copied.

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