Reporters

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http://uniformstories.com/articles/opinion-category/heavy-news I wrote an article about the people who cover the news a few years ago. I remember pulling away from fire-murder-dead baby-body parts found- fatal accident scenes, and seeing the reporters in my rear view mirror. Often it was a person reporting and another taping. Two people left with the ghosts, smells, sights and […]

Not Easy, (excerpt from “City Life,” Release date TBA soon)

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My new book, City Life is under production with Post Hill Press, to be distributed by Simon and Shuster, and should be released at the end of the year. Here is the first excerpt from the book…   It looked like he was walking under water. His frustration was obvious, the cause was not. They […]

Dropping the Armor

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I used to wonder if I was nuts. Four days a week, year after year I was surrounded with people sick, greviously injured, drunk, dying, psychotic, or dead. And those were the people I worked with, never mind the patients!   I used to worry;  why doesn’t  this bother me? How can I treat a […]

Inciting Racial Unrest

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http://www.aol.com/article/2015/08/20/more-racial-unrest-in-st-louis-after-police-kill-black-suspect/21225099/?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl3|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D-342881396 The headline made me cringe. I read the rest and wanted to puke. How in the world do we let the media get away with this stuff? Inciting racial division used to be taboo, now its perfectly acceptable in the eyes of many news outlets, AOL just happens to be one of them. More […]

Public Restroom Confessions

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Jeremy Brooks/Flickr When I took a promotion and was transferred from Engine Co. 9 to Rescue Co. 1, one of the busiest EMS units in the city, I learned right quick how much I missed the familiar firehouse bathroom. To some, the firehouse bathroom is the cesspool of the universe. For the people who seldom […]

Doing the Job

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DOING THE JOB 08/13/2015   By Michael Morse From www.fireengineering.com It was a two-story cinderblock construction, commercial, unoccupied structure on a busy city street at 4:50 in the afternoon. Quitting time was 5 p.m. Smoke poured from the roof, and fire was visible on side 2. Lieutenant Steve Schora was out of the officer’s seat […]

Rescuing Providence and Rescue 1 Responding Now Available

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Rescuing Providence and Responding are now available on Amazon and other retailers for $5.99. The books have been re-issued by Post Hill Press, and will be also be available in print January, 2016.   Here’s what people are saying about the books:   Inspiring Great book! Inspires my Fire/ EMS career Published 1 month ago […]

Active Shooter Course

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Due to the recent upsurge in active shooter incidents, the folks here at Rescuing Providence, in an effort to keep ALL EMT’s, Paramedics and Firefighters safe have developed an online course to prepare the aforementioned job descriptions responding to active shooter incidents alive.   The course is simple. Follow these five easy steps:     […]

Innocent until Proven Guilty

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A Providence Firefighter allegedly managed to get himself jammed up with some internet sex with minors nudie  picture sharing stupidity, and the world around him collapses. The union that he pays handsomely to represent him issues the following to the press:’ “Providence firefighters are disgusted by these charges. August has violated the public trust, a […]

Things Nobody Told Me About EMS

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EMS was something that I had to learn if I wanted to be a firefighter. I didn’t embrace it. I went through the motions, memorized rather than learned, and barely passed the exams that were needed to obtain my certification. I took the EMT Basic class with about seventy like-minded individuals, all of us recently […]

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CJ Ewell
Dropping the Armor
Please be evaluated for your depression. You may need medication, or counseling, or both. Depression left untreated may resolve inside of 2 years (natural history of the disease), but that's a really long time. It may not resolve at all, or may relapse. Counseling can give you the tools to manage your emotions in a…
2015-08-27 17:42:10
Andy O'Hara
Dropping the Armor
Unfortunately, it CAN last 20 years or more. This is why it's important for first responders to take advantage of periodic therapy both during and after their careers--to deal with all the "muck" that's building/built up. This is for active and retired responders to do whether they see themselves as "healthy" or not--it's too big…
2015-08-26 17:33:44
Bob Markin
Active Shooter Course
Someone struggling with the new active shooter doctrine?
2015-08-11 19:56:51
T.J. Jeznach
Things Nobody Told Me About EMS
I am a Volunteer FF and a Career EMT. I can say I find satisfaction in both jobs. You are right though... EMS changes us. Some for good, others for bad. I can say now, having been an EMT for 3 yrs (2 1/2 as a volunteer), I know my stuff. I have used my…
2015-08-10 12:50:37
lollipop
On top of the helmet
wow powerful thinking as always so glad I found you again and hope you are enjoying retirement xx
2015-08-09 22:17:16

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