Silent Siren / The Removalist

Memoirs or a Lifesaving Mortician

Matthew Franklin Sias


Paramedics save lives. Morticians bury their mistakes.

A twenty-three-year veteran of emergency medical services, paramedic Matthew Sias took a detour in his career to pursue the death care business and found a complementarity between two seemingly divergent careers. 

Silent Siren: Memoirs of a Life Saving Mortician is the record of some of the more memorable calls he has responded to through the years. The Removalist is the brilliant follow up.

Often intense, at times gruesome, and frequently humorous, these memoirs take you from the back seat of the medic unit racing to the hospital with a trauma patient,to the brightly lit embalming room of a funeral home, and everywhere in between. Having the ability to calmly assist a person in crisis is, perhaps, one of life’s most awesome privileges.