About Me

Thanks for coming to my website. I’m Steve Whitehead, a firefighter paramedic for the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority.

My first EMT job was in San Jose California with a company called PacMed. In 1992 PacMed merged with several local services and adopted the name AMR. That same year I became a paramedic and moved on.

Since that time I have been a paramedic field instructor, an EMS supervisor, a firefighter and an instructor of EMTs at all levels. I’m currently an instructor with South Metro’s EMT program. It was my experiences teaching and tutoring the South Metro EMT students that inspired me to create The EMT Spot.

Another point of inspiration has been my experiences as a freelance author. I have been writing for EMS journals for over five years now and have found the experience both rewarding and challenging. I’ve had the good fortune to see my articles on the cover of EMS Magazine, Advanced Rescue Technology and JEMS. Nothing has helped me hone my own EMT knowledge and skills quite like writing about the subject for a larger audience. In that respect, The EMT Spot is as much a commitment to my own ongoing development as it is to yours.

I write The EMT Spot from my home in Parker Colorado where I live with my wife of 11 years and our two grade school age children. My family and I are active members of Southeast Christian Church here in Parker and I am involved in outreach missions to Panama. Our family enjoys wilderness hikes, skiing, SCUBA diving and  daddy’s famous pancakes.

Thanks for being a part of my website. Come back soon.


  1. Steve. Thank you for answering your calling and sharing it with all of us. I wish I would have read your list about 101 things We Should Teach Every New EMT. If I had only read #23 more carefully and every other rule about taking care of myself and finding balance. Six-weeks into my job in private ambulance and I was working 80 hours a week because I truly loved my job, my passion. But, one very bad call on my supervisor and me not stepping up and fighting for my partner’s and I’s safety and the safety of our patients, we worked bariatric truck for the first time. No lift assist and I was on the heavy end, used proper mechanics, but one I wasn’t tall enough or strong enough and tore and herniated 2 discs and dislocated my SI joint Here i am 1.5 years later still fighting workers comp and my employer for any treatment. So, I am also a writer, but my dream was to be a Paramedic, but God had other plans. Only you as a Christian would understand that I would change my injury for the way that it’s changed my life for the best. Just now trying to find a different calling. Blessings to you and your ministry!

  2. Howdy,

    I absolutely love your site. I am an RN and your 6 tips on starting an IV have helped me 10 fold. It helped build my confidence, trust my skills, and I must say I have far more successes now than I do misses. I love IV’s.

    Ann J

  3. steve newbill says:

    hi, I live in the Sacramento, Ca. area and am looking for a tutor to help my daughter get thru the state registry test. You know anyone in our neck of the woods who could help?



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