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Rod Brouhard, EMT  P

Rod Brouhard

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Life's Little Emergencies: A Handbook for Active Independent Seniors and Caregivers

Life's Little Emergencies: A Handbook for Active Independent Seniors and Caregivers

Rod Brouhard is a paramedic, journalist, researcher, educator and advocate for emergency medical service providers and patients. He started as a volunteer firefighter in 1987 and fell in love with emergency medical services. Rod's been viewing life through the flashing glow of emergency lights ever since, and he doesn't plan to stop anytime soon.

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Besides being a paramedic and an EMS educator, Rod is a coauthor on a groundbreaking, multi-center study in healthcare education for the American Heart Association, conducted in California and Texas. 

Rod's first book, Life's Little Emergencies: A Handbook for Active Independant Seniors and Caregivers, covers first aid and emergency response. It's written with a focus on seniors, but the information is good for people of all ages.

Rod writes and speaks about first aid, disaster response and preparedness, and emergency medical services. He has responded to several wildfires and two of the most devastating hurricanes in history, Katrina and Ike.

Rod regularly contributes to newspapers, magazines, websites and national EMS trade publications. He was a featured guest on CNN Radio and on "Fox News Live with Jamie Colby."

Rod directed the EMS Program at Modesto Junior College in California for 10 years, training emergency medical technicians, certified first responders, providing paramedic preparatory classes and courses in ECG interpretation.

Rod served on the advisory committee for the paramedic program at California State University, Stanislaus. He trained paramedic preceptors in adult education techniques and still serves as a preceptor for paramedic interns training in his hometown.


Rod completed his paramedic training in 1991 and has been continuously licensed in California ever since. He's been certified in several specialties throughout his career, including emergency medical dispatch, advanced cardiac life support (provider and instructor), international trauma life support, pediatric advanced life support and -- of course -- CPR.

Rod graduated magna cum laude from American Intercontinental University with a bachelor's degree in business, focusing on healthcare management.

By Rod Brouhard:

First aid covers a wide variety of issues from life-threatening emergencies to minor illnesses and injuries. It's important to be self-sufficient, but it's also important to know when to seek professional help. Getting the help you need when you need it is about knowing how to call, when to call, and what to do until help gets there.

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