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Code 3 Podcast

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Scott Orr contacted me after reading this article, we  talked about what possessed me to write it on his podcast, thanks for listening if you do.   We know what we see is real. We know how it feels. We live with the memories, and know that more will come. We are tuned in to […]

No place to go

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Top 5 Worst Places for Emergency Operations 1) The ER Restroom “Well, it is an emergency.”   Two choices, Bleach covered buns after the janitor makes his hourly rounds or piss ass prior to. The advantage is that the stench created is barely noticed due to the fetid aroma emanating from the patient area. 2) […]

Don’t leave it running!

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Some crews will do anything to avoid taking that last run! http://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/providence/providence-ambulance-stolen-from-rhode-island-hospital/1190506866

Tired of it all…

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…Firefighters? Yeah, we’re firefighters. And a whole lot more. I guess diggers, confined space rescuers, CPR on dead baby performers, body part recoverers, hanging brother cutter-downers and the million and one other things we do when nobody else knows what to do doesn’t fit on our helmet shields. Why am I writing this now? Maybe […]

Understanding addiction and narcan

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Responding to “another” overdose need not be just another run. There are lives to be saved, and who better than us to save them.   “. . . Far too often, we forget how fortunate we are to be on the receiving end of 911 call. When the people we are sworn to protect seem […]

97 Hours a week-every week

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97 hours

Code 3 Podcast

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The Code 3 Podcast is about firefighters and for firefighters. I talked with Scott Orr for a while about what it is like, and how we protect the public from the reality of what we do. http://code3podcast.com/2018/05/what-people-dont-know-about-firefighters-with-michael-morse/

Staying Sharp!

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By Michael Morse Keeping up on emergency medical services (EMS) skills is a great idea for all firefighters, not just those assigned to EMS units. Treating and transporting civilians with trauma and medical emergencies is part of the daily ritual. The nature of the work we do is another reason to have top-notch medics on […]

The dead of night

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  In the dead of night things happen, people get hurt, people die, people learn of their loss, people begin grieving, start healing, clean up and wait for the sun to rise to join the rest of the world that slept peacefully, and starts their day like any other. House fire, reports of a man […]

Like no other

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Image by Eric NorbergHands ache for days, wet hair smells like smoke for a week, snot is black for while and every time you close your eyes you are back in the fight. The best gear in the world cannot keep all of the smoke out of the hearts and mind of a firefighter, it’s […]

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