Who’s the Mountain Medic?

108_0015Ethan Zook is a paramedic and WEMT currently living in Richmond, VA.  His day job is as a paramedic and field training officer on an ambulance in a busy, urban EMS system.  He is part of the instructor cadre at his service, and teaches CPR/BLS, pediatric advanced life support (PALS), pre-hospital trauma life support (PHTLS), and tactical combat casualty care (TCCC).  Over the past several years, Ethan has volunteered as a firefighter and as a field team member on a ground search and rescue team.

In addition to EMS, Ethan works as a some-times guide for his dad’s company, Wild GUYde Adventures, which is based in Harrisonburg, VA.  He takes people rock climbing and caving, and enjoys showing others how amazing outdoor adventure can be.

What truly gets him excited is combining his two careers, and learning and teaching others about wilderness medicine.  Ethan took his first wilderness first aid class when he was 18, and was hooked.  Over the past several years, he has advanced his wilderness medical training, culminating in a Wilderness EMT certification from NOLS Wilderness Medicine.

Ethan is married to Melissa, and they have three children; Eli, Ezra, and Elizabeth. In his spare time, Ethan is a hiker, rock climbing, and general outdoor explorer, and enjoys exploring the mountains with his family.  Additionally, Ethan loves  good cup of coffee and woodworking.

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