Father worked at WTC and was rescued by an EMT on 9/11; this inspired Bernard to become EMT against family wishes.
Suffers periodic bouts of anxiety and depression. All symptoms are under control with medication.
High school athlete but tore ACL senior year, leading to scholarship offers being rescinded. Works out diligently & studies hapkido.
Extremely intelligent & thinks quickly on his feet. Capable of improvising solutions from materials at hand and is not squeamish about implementing them.
EMT career has been distinguished. Always willing to take the worst & most dangerous calls; feels he has to live up to the example of the woman who saved his father. Focuses on what is left to achieve, not what he has done.