Daniel Sundahl is a firefighter, paramedic and artist who creates portraits of EMS scenes inspired by his work in the field. View his artwork at DanSun Photo Art.
A portion of the process from Daniel's book, "Portraits of an Emergency," will be used to create a scholarship fund to help send people to the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation's annual congress. Learn more and purchase the book, "Portraits of an Emergency."
FULL LIST OF Daniel Sundahl RESULTS
EMS Artwork: Emotional toll on dispatchers–
Artist's image shows a behind-the-scenes look at how some calls can be difficult to walk away from
EMS Artwork: Expressing gratitude–
There's not many jobs that can truly make a difference in someone's life
EMS Artwork: Ditch doctors–
Sometimes I just have to stop and think how crazy my job is and how much I love it
EMS Artwork: Fighting off the reaper–
Artist's image shows a behind-the-scenes look at EMS personnel trying to save a patient's life
EMS Artwork: Pain and anguish of a motor vehicle collision–
An honest reflection on the worst suffering I have seen as a paramedic is as I roll up to a bad motor vehicle collision
EMS Artwork: The longer I am a paramedic the more I realize what I don't yet know–
"The Paramedic" reflects on stages of his career and worries that he is on the doorstep of burnout
EMS Artwork: Is there wheezing?–
Wheezes, retractions, tachypnea and altered mental status lead to a quick assessment of asthma
EMS Artwork: Calm torment–
People seem to think when we arrive we're going to save the day and everything will be OK
EMS Artwork: Fire/EMS support for Fort McMurray evacuees–
The sense of camaraderie has been overwhelming as people continue to evacuate from Fort McMurray
EMS Artwork: A routine procedure can be terrifying–
As the patient for a "routine procedure" I reflected on the likelihood my patients may have been terrified as I performed a "routine procedure"
EMS Artwork: A disastrous rig; a life saved–
It's disheartening to walk back to the truck after your paperwork and have to look at this, but what bigger rush is there than saving a life?
Comfort after the death of a patient–
Artist's image shows an EMT receiving comfort from an angel after losing a patient
Restraint of violent patient depicted by artist–
These are the scariest calls for me, as I know if they break through their restraints they would attack us without holding back.
Photo: Artist captures dispatcher's stress–
As a street medic I never get to hear the original 911 call; dispatchers deserve recognition for the stress associated with being the first contact for an emergency event
Photo: Artist depicts an EMS 'Christmas Nightmare'–
I was reminded of this horrible scene when I had to cardiovert a father as his family watched
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