Dan Flynn from Nightwatch

Dan Flynn

New Orleans EMS

Why I Decided to Become an EMS Worker

Growing up watching my father work in the fire service, public safety was the natural progression. I’m proud to have followed in his footsteps and to be successful in such a stressful, yet rewarding career. I started in public safety straight out of high school, later attending college graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences, and most recently graduating with a second Bachelors
degree in Nursing.

What I Love About My Job

I love what I do for a few reasons, mainly I love being the guy people look to for help. When all hell breaks loose, I like being the guy everyone looks for, or reaches out to. An older paramedic that trained me early in my career told me the famous quote, “To the world you are just one person, but to one person, you could be the world.” This is how heavy of an impact Paramedics can have on a person’s
life.

Facts About My Day-to-Day

I CAN NOT go to work without a few specific items:

1. Music of some kind, like my MP3 player, a mixed tape (CD), or something. I can’t ride in a quiet truck, just ask Titus!

2. Gum or mints; I am super self-conscious about talking to patients or giving report to the hospital staff and having bad breath. I can’t do it.

3. Last but certainly not least — and I’ll throw this in because all my coworkers would say this is most important to me — is hair gel. Presentation is key, look professional.

Hobbies/Interests

My wife and I have two Italian greyhounds, which are our children. We spoil them worse than human children. I enjoy off-roading in my atv and boating with my closest friends.