New Orleans EMS

From The Frontline: EMS Lt. Holly Sherman

Feb 19, 2021
The Historic New Orleans Collection


Life in the pandemic is marked by isolation. For local paramedic Holly Sherman, isolation has taken on new meaning since last March. In this edition of Nola Life Stories, a series of first person oral historiesshe reflects on the past year in her professional life. This interview comes from the Historic New Orleans Collection’s new project, From The Frontline: Narratives of the COVID-19 Pandemic in New Orleans.

From The Frontline: Dr. Emily Nichols

Aug 21, 2020
The Historic New Orleans Collection

For Dr. Emily Nichols, there’s no such thing as a simple work day. She’s the director of New Orleans EMS, and since the coronavirus crisis began, she’s been managing the escalating needs of providers and the communities they serve. In this edition of The Historic New Orleans Collection’s ongoing series, From The Frontline, Dr. Nichols chronicles the first few months of the pandemic.