We’re joined on the Starline by a FDNY EMS Lieutenant, paramedic and author of “Riding the Lightning: A Year in the Life of a New York City Paramedic”. We welcome Anthony Almojera.
Anthony, let’s go Beyond the Mic. With everything you have survived and seen in your life and during the pandemic, are you surprised you haven’t spent time at Creedmoor in Queens?
This book is dedicated to “broken people everywhere”? Why was it important for you to tell the story of the broken medical services community?
You have had multiple jobs also. Homeless, living a tough life, saving others, watching some pass. How have you found peace?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. On a hot NYC summer day how & where do you cool off?
2. Favorite Yankee game of all time you’ve seen in person?
3. Best place to visit in Brooklyn?
4. Favorite game at the casino?
5. Are you a planner or are you spontaneous?
6. What seasonal food item do you love?
7. Are you an organ donor?
8. What do you have hope for?
The Back Half with:
One of the questions brought up in your book is; do you have suspects for the canned beans and Italian dressing? Are they retired or still working?
One Big Question:
Anthony, how has your empathy been an asset in your career and also a liability?
Where can people find you?
He hopes that people become organ donors, loves fall soups and wants you to read “Riding the Lightning: A Year in the Life of a New York City Paramedic” We thank Anthony Almojera for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.
Listen to other Beyond the Mic conversations with authors here.
Buy his book here.
If you feel like you can, please donate to the EMSFDNY Help Fund here. Anthony would appreciate it.