NORWAY — 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 six 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, he 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 to January 2008.
Hart 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, he got a job with an ambulance service where the director took the time to help him learn the difference between military and civilian emergency medical care.
He 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.
Hart lives in Norway with his wife and two daughters.