RACHEL ZEMANEK

Secretary for the Northwest Michigan Peer Network
Firefighter/Paramedic
rachelzemanek@gmail.com | 805-698-1613

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Began career in March 2017 in Fort Collins, Colorado and moved back to Northern Michigan in June 2017 where I began working with Leland as an EMT-B. I'm now work full-time at East Bay Ambulance as a Paramedic and part-time with Leland as a FF/Paramedic.

I was born and raised in Northern Michigan and am so happy to call it my home again. I own a home in East Bay Township where I live with my two cats, Frank and Fawn.

Hobbies: Hiking the numerous beautiful trails in the area, spending time with friends and family, working out, and working on the house. I recently took a long camping road trip to the East Coast and am a huge fan of traveling to find beautiful hikes, great food, and weird beer.

Being open about my struggles with mental health and self-love has become a huge part of my life. I have found the most healing in being open and honest with my pain and in that, I’ve realized that I’m not alone. Knowing that I’m not alone in feelings of doubt, fear, and failure has made it easier to look myself in the mirror and be proud of the strength that continues to grow through the tough days.

We have a job that most people will never understand and it’s extremely difficult to relate to their bad days when we see such pain and tragedy on a regular basis.

I’m here to be a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, or just someone to sit next to and be silent with.

I’m honored to be a part of this family and am here for you anytime by phone, email, or in person.

You are loved and never alone.