I have the utmost respect for the firefighters in Detroit. My friend, Eric, aka Cornholio Medic worked Detroit EMS, and if the firefighters there are half as good as him, well, that’s good enough for me. One of their family is fighting breast cancer, and they orginized a few fundraisers, here’s one we can all […]
I used to worry about an atom bomb ruining everything. I honestly believed that “The Russians” would someday figure out how to obliterate us, and we them, and everything we knew would end. In school we would hold end-of-the-world drills, where we would crawl under our desks, put our heads between our knees and wait […]
I’ve been there. I’ve treated the same addicts again and again. Most of the time they were grateful, ashamed and humble when the narcan brought them back. Sometimes they were arrogant, hostile and kind of scary. It took me some time, but once I got it into my thick skull that these are people suffering […]
Fuel? check Lights and siren? check Medications, IV equipment? check, check Splints, bandages and peroxide? check, check, check! Stretcher? Stretcher? Stretcher? Just when you think you are a hero somebody from East Providence needs a rescue and you don’t have a stretcher. Too bad we didn’t realize it before we got there. Thankfully, firefighters are […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Morse firstname.lastname@example.org Post Hill Press has acquired the rights to Rescuing Providence and Rescue 1 Responding. The books are being released an all new bind-up which includes both titles, and will be distributed by Simon and Schuster, available at all major retailers and Bookstores on January 26, 2016. Rescuing Providence […]
http://www.firerescue1.com/health/articles/52431018-Grieving-is-different-for-first-responders-and-alcoholics/ When something makes me uncomfortable I figure I’m either doing something wrong, or something important. Exposing my demons through my writing definitely makes me uncomfortable, but if by doing so I can help another person who might be struggling, how wrong can that be? Anyway, here’s my most recent foray into something uncomfortable.