My name is Sean Eddy. I’m a father, paramedic, musician, writer and fitness coach. I’m also an Aries and I enjoy long walks on the beach.
I started my EMS career around my 19th birthday working for a small, rural ambulance service in Central California. After a couple years of rural work, I landed a job in the city working for a rather large private ambulance service. I completed paramedic school and eventually worked my way through the ranks of “preceptor” and “field supervisor”.
After 7+ years of working at a busy service in Southern California, I uprooted and moved to North Texas to start my new journey. I returned to working in the rural EMS setting and I spent a short period of time working part-time in a children’s hospital. Within the last 2 years, I got involved in tactical EMS and now actively serve on a SWAT team as a tactical medic. I also (kinda) came over to the dark side and started dispatching part-time. And yes, I do actually have days off work.
When I’m not working as a paramedic, I can usually be found playing music, writing and promoting personal wellness.
For the most part, my mission outside of patient care is to promote personal wellness for all first-responders. I frequently talk about what I believe is the 3 key ingredients to a successful and enjoyable EMS career: Healthy minds, bodies and wallets. There are a lot of voices out there trying to help people get into or out of this profession, but nobody seems to be talking about how to stay. That’s where I come in. There are a lot of great people that truly have a passion for this line of work that end up leaving for other careers. Many of these people left because they felt they had no choice. I want to help make EMS a career that people can enjoy for as long as they please. I want to help retain as many of these people as we possibly can.
I go on a lot of rants, and sometimes my opinions piss people off. I change my mind a lot and I have a tendency to contradict myself. I don’t have all the answers because I’m still figuring this whole thing out as I go. I speak from experience, and sometimes life throws me a curveball that changes my outlook. But one thing doesn’t change: I truly get it. EMS has been my life since I was 18. I’ve been through hardships, lost relationships over it, had major successes and catastrophic failures. I may disagree with my peers on a lot of things, but I understand where they’re coming from. Chances are, when I’m debating with someone, I most likely held the same exact opinion they did at some point.
My goal is inspire and to learn. If I can spark enough emotion to light just one fire that changes the trajectory of someone’s life and career, then I have accomplished my goal. Thank you again for taking the time out your busy lives to hear what I have to say.