Josh Hart Joins PACE Family
Western Maine Health Vice President of Clinical Service, M. Patricia Cook announced recently that Joshua Hart, EMT-Intermediate has joined the PACE Paramedic Service Family.
Hart grew up in Pennsylvania in a family of 6 brothers; he worked as a radio disc jockey while he was in high school and had aspirations of becoming a nurse.
After high school he joined the army and signed up for Combat Medic School as part of his training. While in the army Josh worked on the Cardiac Ward of Brooks Army Medical Center for two years, worked with the Cavalry Division caring for the scouts for two years, and was deployed to Iraq from October 2006 - January 2008.
Josh was honorably discharged from the army with his Basic EMT license. Just out of the army and moving to Maine with his wife and young daughter Josh got a job with an ambulance service where the director took the time to help Josh learn the difference between military and civilian emergency medical care.
Josh recently completed the Intermediate EMT course which he says was a great refresher and full of information. He has been accepted to a college level Paramedic program which he will
start in August, thanks to his GI Bill.
Director of PACE, Robert Hand, EMT-P shares of him, "Josh has proven to be a great addition to the PACE Staff. Aside from simply being a nice person to deal with, Josh is anxious to learn and progress in the field of Emergency Medicine. In keeping with our tradition at PACE, Josh is motivated and is always looking to better himself as a provider. He makes himself available to us as much as possible around his family life and his other job at Bethel Rescue. Josh is a well rounded care giver with life experience; his values and attitude are just what we look for in a person to provide that first line care in our area."
When asked if Josh would continue his training to pursue the nursing career he thought of earlier in life, he states, "I got a good feel for nursing on the Cardiac Unit at Brooks, I know now that emergency responding is the field for me, I may even try to return to Iraq in a civilian emergency responder role some day."
Josh lives in Norway with his wife and two daughters.