Paul was born July 23‚ 1972‚ in Miami‚ Florida. At a young age‚ his family relocated to Melbourne‚ Florida‚ where he grew up. He was a very caring‚ outgoing‚ social child. Paul loved his family and friends. After completing high school and trying to figure out what to do with his life‚ he volunteered for Harbor City Ambulance. Then‚ after completing schooling for paramedic‚ he went to work for Coastal Ambulance in Brevard County‚ Florida. There he met his future wife. After a brief time dating‚ they were engaged‚ then married on November 14‚ 2004. Paul wanted to start a family immediately and seven months later they welcomed their daughter‚ Alexandra‚ to the world. Born two-and-a-half months early‚ Paul knew how fragile and important every day meant. They were the light of his life. After realizing there was no future in Florida‚ he moved his family to a small town outside of Atlanta‚ Georgia. Paul worked for private ambulance companies until he was nudged by friends to have a firefighting career. In May 2008‚ he was hired by Douglas County Fire Department as a paramedic with the opportunity to become a firefighter. Paul loved his job and the people he worked for and with. He loved the rush of the tones ringing out a call‚ especially fire calls. Paul had a fantastic sense of humor and loved to rile up the nurses after dropping a patient off. One of his most memorable lines was‚ ‘Love ya‚ mean it’ after he would drop off patient after patient. He would even go back and check on patients he previously dropped off. Paul adored his family. When he was young he swore he would never marry or have children. He was Jamie’s best friend‚ soul mate‚ lover‚ and father to their little girl‚ Lexi. He was a fantastic son‚ brother‚ and confidant to family and friends alike. On his days off‚ he went with his wife and daughter to play dates to sit and watch ‘his girls‚’ as he lovingly referred to them. Paul loved to be wherever his family was. He absolutely loved the Florida Gators‚ motorcycles‚ and cruises. There was an ongoing rivalry between him and co-workers on who had the better football team. Paul’s family was blessed to have one last holiday with him. While he always stated he would die young‚ they never expected it to come true. Paul loved and lived life to the fullest. He always said‚ ‘It’s the small things in life that make it worthwhile.’ Even though he is gone‚ he will never be forgotten.