Health and Wellness

Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Joe Phelps

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.

Joe at the CMT Breast Cancer Awareness Event

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


By Greg

Elearning designer, writer, podcaster, blogger, presenter and paramedic. To relax I run and bike as far and as fast as I can. Also like to read a lot and fast.