My Books

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My books tell our story.     Rescue 911, tales from a first responder is a collection of short stories. Rescuing Providence covers a thirty-four hour shift on Rescue 1 in Providence,  RI. Rescue 1 Responding is the sequel to Rescuing Providence  and follows up where the first left off; twenty-four hours later, a thirty-eight […]

The simple things weren’t always

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Believe it or not, there was a time when I did not know everything! My Engine Co EMS column at Fire Engineering talks about learning the simple things, thanks for reading… By Michael Morse Making it look easy does not come naturally in EMS or the fire service. There are no, “fake it ‘til you make it” […]

No more boxes

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Once upon a time, in a kingdom much like this, but far different, there were magic red boxes located in all the villages and towns, and people could pull the handles, and firefighters would come, and save the day, and everybody lived happily ever after!   http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180118/report-little-compton-family-drives-to-fire-station-to-report-fire-at-their-home  

Working Together

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Michael Morse Fire-based EMS has transformed from paramedics standing by in case of amputation, electrocution, cardiac arrest, childbirth, and worse into a medical transport organization, complete with a billing model designed to make money. The result is a lot of calls for routine medical care that are dispatched as an emergency. Disillusionment seeps into the […]

Donna

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Former co-worker week continues… From “Rescuing Providence” Chapter 1, page 12 “The crew of Engine 3 assisted us as we loaded the patient into the truck. I noticed that Donna was not with them. She was helping load a motor vehicle accident victim into the rescue a few weeks ago. While lifting the stretcher into […]

Dan Rinaldi

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It was hot, blistering hot, the sun seemed to be inside the earth’s atmosphere, pounding her inhabitants with unrelenting heat. The A/C unit in Rescue 1 was useless, I was miserable, my partner was miserable, everybody was miserable. Everybody but Dan Rinaldi. We pulled our overheated truck onto the ramp at Washington Street, I forget […]

New Flu Protocols to decrease ER/EMS crisis

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*For immediate release From the CDC-Run-DMC Due to the worldwide influenza crisis brought on by a large percentage of the populace’s inability to stay calm, stay home, sick it out the best you can and get better without a team of highly trained medical personnel to hold their hand, the Department of The EMS has […]

Firehouse Visit

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My grandson loves fire trucks. He’s two, and he’s obsessed. When he hears a siren in the distance, he is instantly alert, and he scans his environment for the source. If he could, he would find it, follow it, and be part of whatever it is that made the noise necessary. Kind of like his […]

EMS the neverending sad story

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If somebody had told me before I worked in EMS that mildly Ill people, younger than me would call 911, lay in bed until we arrived, allow others to physically carry them from their homes and then wait for 8 hours crammed into an overcrowded emergency room with other mildly Ill people I’d never have […]

We are not immune

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He was funny, larger than life, a decent guy, and a good firefighter. We knew he was a little off, but accepted him and enjoyed his unpredictability. Sometimes he simply forgot to come to work, and we covered for him; one of us would stay late, another come in early, and nobody was the wiser. […]

Job Hunting for Firefighters

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As a firefighter, there is nothing that we cannot do, no obstacle we will not overcome, and nothing we fear…except, maybe, what to do when it is time for us to re-join the workforce after retirement. When our time in uniform is through, we’ll put all of our experiences together, put on our finest civilian […]

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