Wyoming-based firefighter, paramedic and author Kevin Grange will present a virtual discussion of his new book, Wild Rescues: A Paramedic’s Extreme Adventures in Yosemite, Yellowstone and Grand Teton, on Thursday, May 27, at 7 p.m. The free event will stream live on Elk River Books’ Facebook page.
Wild Rescues is a fast-paced, firsthand glimpse into the 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. Grange vividly recounts his harrowing rescue missions in Yellowstone, Yosemite and Grand Teton national parks. Between calls, he reflects upon the democratic ideal of the national park’s mission, the beauty of wild spaces, and the many threats facing our public lands.
“Writing at the intersection of medicine and adventure, Grange gives us a fascinating glimpse into rescues that would scare the pants off most of us,” writes Kate Siber, author of National Parks of the USA. “He writes with empathy, intelligence, humor and humanity.”
Grange is the award-winning author of Lights and Sirens: The Education of a Paramedic and Beneath Blossom Rain: Discovering Bhutan on the Toughest Trek in the World. He has written for Journal of Emergency Medical Services, National Parks, Backpacker, Utne Reader, Yoga Journal and the Orange County Register.
To view the event, navigate to Facebook.com/ElkRiverBooks at 7 p.m. on May 27. You do not have to have a Facebook account in order to watch.
Wild Rescues will be available for purchase from Elk River Books before, during and after the event, online at shop.elkriverbooks.com. Signed copies will be available, and Elk River will provide both pickup and delivery options. For more information, send an email to email@example.com or call (406) 333-2330.