Medic Up! Episode # 11 Lt. Alex Roehner from Nightwatch Nation & Me

Today I sit down with Lt. Alex Roehner from the A&E  show: Nightwatch Nation. Alex is a Paramedic, Supervisor as well as the Coordinator of the Community Paramedic Division at Empress EMS in Yonkers,New York. Alex has a very powerful story about her personal battle with addiction,subsequent recovery and what she is doing to help others battling addiction.

We talk about her experience filming the Nightwatch Nation series and some other projects that she’s working on. “Candid,” “Powerful,” and“Inspiring” are 3 words I would use to describe this episode.

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I’ll see you out there


JEMS Article about Empress EMS staring on Nightwatch Nation
New York Post article about medic crews from Empress EMS picked for Nightwatch Nation

Alex Roehner (middle) Westchester Region Emergency Medical Services Community ALS Provider of the Year 2018

Alex Roehner – Yonkers EMS
Born in Queens New York and raised in Washington DC, Alex finally came back to Yonkers in 2012. Prior returning to New York, Alex explored many career paths, including being an English teacher, a business owner and an artist before she found her true passion in EMS. In 2012, while searching for her next purpose in life, Alex decided to become an EMT and went to work for Empress. When she began, Alex had no idea she was about to find her new family, unbelievable friends and her true calling. After a few years as an EMT, Alex decided to take the next step and become a paramedic, and in 2017, through literal blood, sweat and tears, Empress promoted Alex to Field Operations Lieutenant. Alex is the only female field supervisor amongst a team of 10 men, and she is proudly known to her team and the employees at Empress as the resident mom. Along with her supervisory duties in the field, Alex is heavily involved in Yonkers’s H.E.A.R.T program which helps to combat the Heroin and Opioid Crisis by providing support and rehabilitation for those battling addiction. Alex has also been instrumental in getting Empress’s Community Paramedic Program up and running. She supervises a team that works in tandem with the local hospitals to keep recently discharged patients from returning. Through clinical, emotional and social assessments the program is able to teach people about the best way to manage their diagnosis and in turn their lives.

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