Sam Armstrong started medical response in 1997 on the Sundance Ski Patrol. No one told him he needed to find a real job, and in April he completed his 24th year. Since then he’s worked a number of side jobs to supplement his income.
Shortly after successfully completing UVU’s Paramedic Program he spent time working for Gold Cross Ambulance before being hired by Provo Fire & Rescue. Sam has worked as a Firefighter Paramedic, Engineer Paramedic, and Captain for eighteen years, and currently works as the Fire EMS Division Captain.
Sam also maintains his Certified Hyperbaric Technologist certificate and is the most senior at Utah Valley Hyperbarics. For more than 15 years he has covered two positions simultaneously at Utah Valley hospital, working in Education as well, teaching American Heart Association classes in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Sam currently holds the position of American Heart Association Training Center Administration.
Sam has been married to his beautiful wife Cheryl for twenty-two years, and they have two sons. They travel extensively for recreation, SCUBA, and supporting their sons in water polo, swim, and most recently golf tournaments.
Sam’s resuscitation commitment includes fourteen minutes of CPR in his next-door neighbor’s backyard. His neighbor survived and made a full recovery. Since then, Sam has developed a passion for digging deep into the physiology and pathophysiology of cardiac arrest resuscitation.