A REAL Emergency!

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It’s a three mile trip from the Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Room to where I needed to be: back in quarters at the Allen’s Avenue fire station. ETA six minutes. Everything was going great, light traffic, perfect weather conditions and no road construction in sight. It wasn’t long before I could see the Promised Land […]

Fire and EMS (now and then)

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The fire started in the kitchen, he told me, his mother and aunt had been drinking, and forgot about the pan of oil on the stovetop. It ignited, then before they could put it out the stove caught fire. It was an oil stove, he said, before they had natural gas. He was in the […]

Campfire Tour 2014

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Well folks, we made it through another summer, and the finest time of the year is upon us once again! To celebrate another Autumn I have compiled this year’s Campfire Tour set list. 2014′s edition includes some old time favorites and a couple of new songs that I have been working diligently on, but I […]

Ebola is the enemy, not the people who carry it

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At around eight in the morning a man called 911 for transport to the emergency room. He had been vomiting, had diarrhea, fever and aches and pains. “Use universal precautions” we were advised by dispatch. The patient sat in a wheelchair, barely able to use his sleeve to wipe the snot that flowed freely from his […]

ER Survival

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Overheard in the front, after another run. New guy on board “How come everybody at the hospital likes you?” “Not everybody likes me. But they don’t dislike me either. It’s not that hard, and anybody can do it. Even you. They don’t care if we are good looking, because we’re not. They don’t care if […]

loving it

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In EMS, we can see more in one shift than many people see in a lifetime. Related Articl 5 crazy but common EMS scenes and how to manage them Related Resource Read more columns by Michael Morse Related content sponsored by: We revive patients, deliver babies, heal wounds and witness the most dramatic moments of […]

Taking it with you

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She sat across the room, ten, maybe 15 feet away. I don’t think that she was aware that I was aware of her, and her condition. Last week she told me that her due date was two days away, which made her five days overdue. She was uncomfortable, and so was I. I couldn’t relax. […]

Ebola in Providence?

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A reporter from Providence, RI has contracted the Ebola virus. Scary stuff. Rhode Island has the largest Liberian population in the country, per capita. How quickly it could happen; a person ill, they call 911, we respond, enter their home, and begin treatment.   “What’s wrong?” “I don’t feel well.” “How long?” “Three days.” “Have […]

War Movies

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Robin Shotola Photography / Flickr I was watching Saving Private Ryan when my phone rang. My brother, calling from Iraq. I hadn’t heard from him in around two weeks. He was “on a mission.” We talked for a while, pretended things were normal, when that got old we talked about his situation. Grim, he acknowledged. Not much […]

Welcome home

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Thomas Baltimore Sr.
The Right to Continue to Die
thomas.baltimore@yahoo.com is my email address thank you but you need a better reason but if not BY BY thank you, Thomas J. Baltimore Sr.
2014-10-27 16:33:26
Thomas Baltimore Sr.
The Right to Continue to Die
I have put all the *** info. that is mark??????????????????????
2014-10-27 16:28:02
Thomas Baltimore Sr.
The Right to Continue to Die
THEY HAD NOT FROUND ALL THEY BROTHERS YET. They wanted to bring them home for they love ones. they want to do what their brothers would do if they had been lost. I have never lost one of my firefighters. But have been to other dept. that had. You do what ever you can to…
2014-10-27 16:25:48
Leckey Harrison
The Blog
Michael - I read your blog that ended up in UniformStories. I can relate, though to a lesser degree. I want to offer you a training (don't us firefighters love training?) that will enable you to release the stress that keeps you up at night. It will help reduce PTSD, trauma, and stress, and you…
2014-10-23 19:34:03
Campfire Tour 2014
We've already had this discussion, but I like the Grateful Dead version of Bobby McGee better than Janis'.
2014-10-19 19:49:31

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