Kevin Grange is a Firefighter Paramedic and an award-winning freelance writer with an emphasis on the medical field, adventure and travel.
Kevin's new book, Wild Rescues, details his experiences as a paramedic with the National Park Service.
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.”
In June 2015, Berkley Books, published Lights and Sirens, Kevin's true account of going through UCLA's renowned Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program and practicing emergency medicine on the streets of Los Angeles.
In 2011, The University of Nebraska Press published Kevin's travel memoir, Beneath Blossom Rain, about his 24-day trek through the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.
When he's not at the fire station or his desk, Kevin can be found skiing, hiking and mountain biking in the wild areas around Jackson Hole.