top of page

Go Cry in the Car

Basecamp for Alaska EMS author & paramedic Tracey Loscar.

Profile photo for TA Loscar

Latest Article

Real life, as a Public Safety Anthology

I am proud to be a contributor to this unique project. Second in a series, each story is a fictionalized account of a real call that at least one of each team of authors was on. The call is then presented as a running stream of consciousness from the very different perspectives of each of the people working on the call. 

Why did we pull the dead boy out of a dumpster? Read my story in "Perspectives II" to find out.

Cover for the book "Perspectives Volume 2"

Read Now

I love that these stories are written from different points of view. They help tell a more complete story. What I see and experience on a scene is only part of the story, what others saw, experienced, or learned helps complete it. These stories are written with compassion but also show how they can really impact the people involved in patient care. The writing is excellent. I like that the stories are written in a simple way so that they can be enjoyed by a variety of readers.

- Mary R.

Readers' Feedback

The different narratives telling the same story, the shared experiences, the realism … it was all beautifully done. While I didn’t want to, I could put it down, go about my day, then return hours later and be instantly transported back to the story. Whether you have experience in public service or not, this book will elicit strong emotions in you (in the best way).

- Ian R.

What an incredible read. It goes into some medical details, but really focuses in on what is going on inside of the responders head. We all too often focus on the 30-45 min we are with a patient, and not look at the bigger picture to see who all is affected. Thanks Kelly for giving a face to those involved.
I purchased Volume 2 as soon as I finished Volume 1 and do not regret it. These are going to the stations library for my coworkers to read.

- Alicia A.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

As a self-avowed introvert, it can be hard to catch me out in the wild.

September 12, 2024 -- EMS World Expo, Las Vegas

  • 08:00 - 09:00 (PST) "The Great Divide" -                      Helping agencies evolve with the next generation.

  • "Stand & Deliver" (varied times all week) -                   Finding the next great Expo speakers. 

April 5 & 6, 2024 -- Interior Region EMS Conference,         Fairbanks, Alaska

  • 4/5 09:00 - 10:00 (AKST) "The Two Blanket Rule" -    Defining what matters. (Keynote Address)

  • 4/5 14:45 - 15:45 (AKST) "The Third Degree" -           Improving Patient Interview Techniques

  • 4/6 11:30 - 12:30 (AKST) "The Devils is in the Details"      Scene interpretation as part of your assessment. 

September 22, 2023 -- EMS World Expo, New Orleans

  • 08:30 - 09:30 (CST) "Poisoned Apples" -                    Managing toxic employees.

  • 13:00 - 14:00 (CST) "Swipe Right to Apply" -             Adapting EMS Recruitment for Gen Z. 

October 14, 2022 -- EMS World Expo, Orlando

  • 14:15 - 15:15 (EST) "Hunting for Unicorns" -                Updating Hiring Practices


October 6 & 7, 2021 -- EMS World Expo, Atlanta

  • 08:00 - 09:00 (EST) Adventures in Rural EMS - Education

  • 10:30 - 11:30 (EST) Not Imposters -                         How women in EMS can break the glass ceiling.

Profile photo for TA Loscar

About "Go Cry in the Car"

When asked once what advice I routinely give to people struggling in the field I replied,

"Go cry in the car, nobody wants to hear that." 

The second half of that is,

"But come back tomorrow.  If you can keep doing that, then I promise it will get better."


As a writer and national speaker, I created "Go Cry in the Car" as a platform to share my experiences and insights on the world of EMS. Through this blog, I hope to inspire and educate others who share my passion for this field.  So they can keep coming back.

bottom of page