Cody is a paramedic at LifeNet who has worked for us since 2014.
“As a high schooler, I was a sud buster at my aunt’s restaurant. The local VFD would always come in to get a meal. They always talked about how fun it was and how much they needed some more people. I finally decided to join and started running EMS calls with them. I loved it, so I decided to go to EMT school,” he said.
There are a lot of things Cody enjoys about working in EMS.
“Everyday is something different. You never really know what you’re going to get into. I like helping people during the worst days of their lives,” he said. “The people we work with, most of them are as good as gold and would give you the shirt of their back. From the good days to the bad, they are always there to give advice or lend an ear to talk to.”
For others considering a career in EMS, Cody says it is important to make sure it’s what you really want to do.
“It’s not all trauma and blood. Those calls happen rarely,” he explained. “If you really think it’s something for you, join a VFD. That will give you some insight into what we really do in EMS.”
When Cody isn’t working, you’ll either find him with his family or doing something outdoors.
“Usually I’m getting off of work or getting ready for work. I love spending time with my 5 year old daughter and my wife,” he said. “If it’s hunting season, I’m usually in the woods or on the water. If I’m not doing any of those, I’m at my dad’s working on lawn mowers and helping him.”