My name is Erich, I am 30 years old and grew up outside of Chicago, Illinois. Having a father as a mentor and physician as well as many of my family members involved in medicine, I had a great interest in assisting those in need. I moved to Fort Collins in 2009 in order to attend Colorado State University, where I graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in biomedical sciences. During my senior year I acquired my EMT in order to gain experience for further education. Upon getting my first EMS job the following year working for a Colorado Mountain Community at, Eagle County Paramedics. I realized that this was something I wanted to do on a longer term basis. I moved back to Fort Collins in 2016, taking a job with then a large hospital EMS system. I recently finished paramedic school, and am loving it. Working with my First Response brothers and sisters, is a family feeling that related back to growing up in a Physician’s family. As my “Doc”, Dad has always taught us to care for others, I want to be there for my First Responder family when in need. When not working, I enjoy being outside biking, camping and travelling as much as possible with my girlfriend, and soon to be 8 year old border collie, who have quickly become best friends and love those activities as much if not more than me. Erich states that he is proud to be on FRTC’s ASAP response team to continue to serve..