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Press Photo by Katherine Lymn At the Killdeer Area Ambulance station Jan. 21, paramedic Malissa Smith discusses her work with coworkers.

Trauma junkie: Killdeer woman goes from welding to emergency responder in oilfields

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Malissa Smith calls herself a trauma junkie.

“I don’t want anyone to get hurt,” she said. “I just want to be there when they do.”


Those who know the Killdeer paramedic say she’s outgoing, and that her skill at putting people at ease extends beyond the medical battlefield.

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