EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by EMT Joe Phelps.
Q: What is your EMS job?
I work P/T as an EMT-basic with 2 ambulance companies.
Q: What are your athletic pursuits and goals?
To lose 10 pounds and play alot of raquetball.
Survived 5 open heart surgeries & still able to do EMS work…very blessed.
Q: Can you share a few tips to help other EMS professionals to set and accomplish fitness goals?
Don’t sit around all day waiting for the pager/scanner to go off, buy a tredmill and do some walking.
Q: Is there anything else you would like to share?
I’m a member of emslife, ems1. and on Facebook.
All Everyday EMS Athletes featured in this column receive an e-gift card from Road ID. Check out the Road ID information for First Responders. View past columns and submit your profile at the Everyday EMS Athlete page.