Play Therapy

A female paramedic pushes a gurney with a patient on it
EMTs Respond to Theater about Their Lives

By Laura Jedeed

“Mike and I ran that one car fire last year. You remember that one?”

The bay feels cavernous and strange when emptied of its fleet of ambulances. Only one of them remains, parked at an angle in front of about 50 people — mostly EMTs and other first responders — sitting in three rows of folding chairs watching a play. This vehicle too might have to leave.

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