Us and them

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http://uniformstories.com/articles/opinion-category/us-and-them-in-ferguson I remember going into the projects; a big white guy from the suburbs surrounded by big black guys from the city. I could sense the simmering resentment from the crowd, and saw contempt on their faces. Hearing the hate in their voices when they shouted “hurry up,” was difficult to ignore. I learned how […]

Respect in Ferguson and everywhere else

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As an EMT in Providence, RI I worked closely with the Providence Police. The most shocking thing I saw was the utter lack of respect the citizenry showed them. I often asked the cops how they dealt with the abuse.   The lack of respect and contempt for uniformed police officers ultimately lead to Michael […]

Missing

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One of the more gratifying experiences I had happened when we were between calls. You never know what might happen when you keep your eyes open.   Wind, gritty with sand lifted from the pavement pecked at the skin on our faces, bitter, painful and relentless. “Come with me, it’s freezing out here,” I said […]

Dead Guy

 Overheard at Home: “You don’t look so hot.” “I don’t feel so hot.” “What’ s the matter?” “Just sick.” “You never get sick.” “I’m getting old.” “Doesn’t matter.” “Had a call the other night, guy dead in an alley. It was freezing, and raining and I forgot my jacket. It took forever to get him […]

The Heart of a Stranger

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President Obama took a chance yesterday. “Felons, not families. Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a mom who’s working hard to provide for her kids,” Obama said. “We’ll prioritize, just like law enforcement does every day.” And he went on… “Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart […]

I know

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She insisted on walking to the ambulance. Once inside we began treatment. “Besides the allergic reaction do you have any other medical problems?” The question is part of our patient assessment, one we ask every patient under our care. Beatrice, a forty-four year old woman suffering from a possible allergic reaction to hair detangler lay […]

Flowers in Ferguson?

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I remember going into the projects; a big white guy from the suburbs surrounded by big black guys from the city, and feeling the simmering resentment from the crowd, and seeing the contempt on their faces, and hearing the hate in their voices, but pressing on, and parting the hostile crowd with no more than […]

The EMS Directive 1-A

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http://rescuingprovidence.com/2011/07/the-ems/ From the Executive Office of The EMS Directive 1-A Please post in a conspicuous place   Effective immediately:   There will be an Emergency room, and somewhere else, somewhere nearby,  a REAL EMERGENCY room Field Units will evaluate patients and transport to the appropriate facility There will be no Entertainment Weekly, People, or Star […]

F A S T

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Print one and pass it on! Thank you. Here’s a graphic from The American Recall Center. Along with raising awareness on how to respond to a stroke, they are spreading the word about the dangers of a medication used to prevent stroke and blood clots. The commonly used drug, Xarelto, has shown to have negative […]

The Truth

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Sometimes you have to tell the truth, no matter how uncomfortable that truth may be. http://uniformstories.com/articles/opinion-category/when-you-re-no-better-than-the-drunks-druggies-you-re-supposed-to-treat Nobody loves a sad story more than an intoxicated first responder. Given the opportunity we will revel in our misery, and blame the job for our fate, cry in our beer and begin to believe the lies that we […]

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Michael Morse

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ferguson Us and them November 26, 2014
dementia Missing November 24, 2014
Dead Guy November 22, 2014
The Heart of a Stranger November 21, 2014
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EMT RJ-FL
Respect in Ferguson and everywhere else
The events in Ferguson ( in my view as a black american) brings tears to my eyes because it outlines the basic problem in america when it comes to race relations. If the officer had been black and the circumstances the same, this would not be a story BUT when a group of blacks kidnap,…
2014-11-26 17:39:14
greg
The Heart of a Stranger
"Thanks Mike. I just walked my kids to the school bus. We stood in the cold for 10 minutes. Then I had to drive to the school because my son forgot his shoes. When he called and said, "Dad can you bring my shoes to school?" I had to ask which pair from the pile…
2014-11-21 16:03:20
Michael Morse
I know
Thanks Brian, your comment came at the perfect time, I'm in a bit a a creative slump, was wondering if anybody was getting anything from these posts, I guess they are! Thank you for reading.
2014-11-21 13:26:34
Brian McPherson
I know
I am a Paramedic and my wife is from Burrillville RI, and we live outside of Charlottesville, VA. I really enjoy reading your column and I am glad that someone is actually posting the stories, both good and bad about our profession. Next time I am in RI I would love to come by and…
2014-11-21 01:31:59
chiefbobr
The Truth
What an exceptional article written by a man who has truly 'been there' and that has but one purpose in mind: to herp his brothers and sisters deal with the demons that some of them are wrestling with. Please, if you are wrestling with problems of addiction, stress, or personal strife, pick up a telephone…
2014-11-18 05:31:27
Us and them
Us and them
We Need Some New Stories
We Need Some New Stories
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Safety: Hillsborough at 25
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Respect in Ferguson and everywhere else
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