Jeremy Norton

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Jeremy Norton

November 1, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prairie Lights

Minneapolis Fire Captain and first responder Jeremy Norton will talk about Trauma Sponges: Dispatches from the Scarred Heart of Emergency Response.
“With clarity and sensitivity, Jeremy Norton has written an eye-opening book that shows us what firefighting is often about: encountering medical emergencies more often than fires, helping strangers through the trauma of death and loss, and witnessing the ways that racism, poverty, and violence singe our society. Theirs is a particular courage that we must all celebrate.”–Dr. Sunita Puri

Jeremy Norton has been a firefighter/EMT with the Minneapolis Fire Department since 2000; he was promoted to captain in 2007 and heads Station 17 in south Minneapolis. He received a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a master’s degree in creative writing from Boston University. He taught creative writing at the Loft Literary Center before joining the MFD.


November 1, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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