Paramedic severely injured in 2016 crash returns to work

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A local paramedic who was severely injured after a drunk driver crashed into his ambulance has returned to work.

Tim Hoffman, a critical care paramedic with American Medical Response, was injured in an August 2016 crash. His partner was also injured.

Hoffman, who’s spent the last 18 months battling back from the severe brain injury he suffered in the crash, says one of the best parts about coming back to work is getting dressed in the morning.

“I love my uniform. It feels nice,” he said.

Along with the uniform, it’s the comradery.

Being a first responder is unlike most careers. They see and experience things both good and tragic.

Those experiences help form a bond with co-workers that may be hard to understand for those not in the business.

Full Story via WOODTV


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