This from Marjorie Bomben:

I am a Paramedic Field Chief with the Chicago Fire Department and recently had a book released entitled It’s not the Trauma, It’s the Drama: Stories by a Chicago Fire Department Paramedic. It is available on Amazon books. A preview of the book is HERE.

Thanks, Margie

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For more than thirty years, Marjorie Leigh Bomben has been a member of the Chicago Fire Department, starting her career as a candidate paramedic working on an ambulance in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods. Now a paramedic field chief, Bomben looks back on thirty years of service in It’s Not the Trauma, It’s the Drama.

The twenty true stories Bomben relates are unique—all told from the point of view of a woman rising through traditionally male ranks.

Bomben’s tales range from funny to gory, from the dangers paramedics face to the history of a venerable old firehouse. Some, of course, are about saving lives. Others are about simply staying alive.

From Bomben’s first trauma call—the result of a drag race along city streets gone horribly wrong—to her eventual rise through the ranks, her tales shift seamlessly from humorous encounters to descriptions of injuries human beings shouldn’t be able to endure. Through it all, It’s Not the Trauma, It’s the Drama offers a glimpse of the strain and risk experienced by Chicago Fire Department paramedics every day.