Walt Trachim

Paramedic in Goffstown, New Hampshire

Walt Trachim

Paramedic in Goffstown, New Hampshire

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I am a Paramedic. There are many like me, but I am unique, as we all are. I work in Massachusetts and New Hampshire in a number of different venues. They include a private EMS provider, a municipal Fire Department, an urgent care clinic, and a hospital. They keep me busy.

I have seen things that would make most people turn away in horror. Often enough, people ask me why I chose the work that I do. I didn't; it chose me. Most of us that are in this profession, if asked the same question, would likely say something similar. And the vast majority would also say that they practice good medicine in bad places. These days - especially these days - it is not a lie.

Fortunately, I am also happily married to my best friend. She loves me in spite of myself, and she keeps me honest. She also does everything possible to help me maintain both a positive attitude and a grounded perspective. We have three children, all grown, all good people, as well as two granddaughters. And we have a rescued pit bull who definitely made us realize that the saying "when you rescue a dog, you're the one who is rescued", is absolutely true.

  • Work
    • Trinity EMS
  • Education
    • University of New Hampshire
    • Granite State College