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Featured in the film Honorable But Broken: EMS In Crisis narrated by six-time Golden Globe and two-time Primetime Emmy award winning actress Sarah Jessica Parker

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"Join long-time paramedic and disabled veteran combat medic Derek O. Hanley on the front lines of the chaotic, dangerous, and fraught year of 2020 on the streets of Alameda, California. This excellent work is one book you just can't put down. It's a hefty coffee table book, though the emotional heft it brings far exceeds the physical weight of the tome. Printed on high-quality paper, every page is a vignette into the horrors, tedium, shock, and occasional humor of serving the public's emergency health needs during a time of extended crisis. We cannot thank our emergency medical professionals nearly enough, and this book is an excellent start to raising awareness of that fact. Hanley's talent as a photographer--and his humanity--makes it very much worth your time."

J. Alex Greenwood, host of the Mysterious Goings On podcast


"Photos from the Front Lines is a gritty, inside-the-action look at an unforgettable time that many would like to forget. This is a worthy addition to any EMS library, whether at work or at home."

James Careless, writer with EMS World magazine


"The book pays tribute to the crews’ sacrifices and also documents the pandemic year, social unrest and the disasters that ravaged the region through the prism of the paramedics’ experiences."

Matt Jaffe, SF Chronicle


"We're grateful you were there to create something, not just for people to understand better, but a historical document."

Patti Vasquez, Radio Host WCPT Chicago

Derek O. Hanley interview with Hannah Olsen on ABC KATU Afternoon Live Show

PHOTOS FROM THE FRONT LINES follows medics from Falck Alameda County ambulance during one of the most tumultuous years in recent collective memory - 2020.


Intern Heather, Paramedic Isaac, and Paramedic Christina head back to the flight line.

Photo by Derek O. Hanley

From a global pandemic to demonstrations to wildfires and mass vaccinations, PHOTOS FROM THE FRONT LINES provides unprecedented and comprehensive coverage of this year and beyond from the perspective of those on the front lines every day of the crisis.


Paramedic Madison brings the gear back to the ambulance after declaring her patient dead on arrival. 

Photo by: Derek O. Hanley

The use of the term "front line" came about this year to describe personnel who were putting their lives on the line every day during the global COVID-19 pandemic, and medics were at the absolute forefront of this fight; PHOTOS FROM THE FRONT LINES

takes you there with them.


Radio - WCPT Chicago - Patti Vasquez

Radio - Sirius XM Canada Talks - Matt Gurney

Radio - KAHI Sacramento - Mary Jane Popp

Radio - KFNX Phoenix - Bill Brady Show

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