Our vision is to provide empathetic engagement with fellow emergency medical service providers through high-quality discussion about the topics most meaningful to you and us, the EMS provider.

Welcome to our podcast, and thank you for allowing us to serve you. Pragmatic Paramedics are two medics with the desire to talk about topics pertinent to EMS and paramedicine. We are clinicians, but this podcast is dedicated to the subjects you and your partners discuss riding to and from scenes, sitting in a parking lot, or at your station or firehouse waiting for the next run to come out.

We hope that you not only enjoy but contribute to the discussion and grow with us together. No topic is off the table, and we only ask that you be respectful of each other.

Otherwise, grab a cup of coffee and let us get to chatting. Thank you, we look forward to learning about you and hearing your opinions.


Aaron Sheldon 

Aaron is a native Hoosier and former enlisted person in the United States Navy. After being discharged, he found the field of EMS and has worked within EMS in some capacity for another for nearly a decade. Currently, Aaron is a critical care paramedic and works for a flight program in the greater Indianapolis area. He enjoys spending time at home with his family and writing blogs when there is time.

A lifelong student, Aaron is finishing a master’s degree in public health and plans to continue his education in some form or another upon completion of the public health degree. At the grand age of 40, Aaron is still working out what he wants to be when he grows up but can see the light at the end of the tunnel. If you listen to the podcast, it may one day be revealed.


Jason Stopper

Jason is a NRP Medic working in multiple rural, high call volume systems and has been a Medic for several years.He has successfully completed the FP-C and a multitude of additional certifications.  He is one of the founding members of a local SAR team and instructs Army and Marine personnel at Ft. Bragg.  Jason is a former Army officer with service in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He is a former LEO and security contractor.  His education includes completion of a B.A., MBA, and a Critical Care Fellowship at Creighton University.Jason has a wife and three kids, loves being outdoors hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family.  He loves new adventures and learning about a variety of different topics and subjects.


The Pragmatic Stig

Our humble overachieving web designer and full time paramedic has insisted to remain anonymous and we will respect those wishes. That said, not only is the Pragmatic Stig a fantastic paramedic but is also the person responsible for the website and all the behind the scenes work associated with it.

Without the Pragmatic Stig we would be in utter chaos, so please take a moment to recognize this individuals contribution to making paramedicine and EMS a better place to work. And my life a little less complicated! Cheers mate 

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