Episode 236 is Michael Diaz. Michael is an EMT for AMR in Los Angles County and was featured in an article titled “The Broken Front Line”, by Ava Kofman from ProPublica.The article takes us inside the ambulance during the height of the pandemic and Michael shares his experiences. Michael was in film school before discovering EMS. He is a Lead Training Officer and union president of IAEP R12-077. We discuss his path into EMS, this first encounter with a Covid patient, the article, and being president of the union during the pandemic.