Letting go

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First, I had to admit that things were not going as well as would have liked. For me, that was the hardest part, admitting to myself that the job had gotten to me. Once I allowed the fact that the accumulation of everything I had experienced was sticking around in the dark recesses of my […]

Making it Home

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I spent 24 years responding to 911 calls. There were lots of them. After a while I stopped caring, not because I didn’t care, I did, I simply ran out of room in my heart. Every now and then something would sink in, and the old mechanisms would take over, and I would feel something. […]

Stress?

Forbes Magazine has published Career Cast’s Ten Most Stressful jobs for 2015. Firefighter gets top billing. But before you call the mutual admiration society for some good old fashioned commiserating, consider this: actors, event coordinators and broadcasters are also on the list. I have to admit, I get a giant kick out of seeing my […]

Chest Rise

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I wrote this after returning to quarters following a fatal fire.  Everything happened so fast, it was like a blur. One of ours was injured badly while treating the victim, we did a crew change in the middle of the incident without missing a beat, I thought it was pretty amazing how things worked out, […]

A little boost never hurts

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“Attention Engine 3 and Rescue 1, respond to 647 Broad Street for an MVA involving an unresponsive ten year old.” That will get you going. We flew out of the station toward the incident. Engine 3 arrived on scene first and radioed their findings. “Engine 3 to Fire Alarm, advise Rescue 1 we have a […]

Therapy

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From Before…   It’s 3:30 in the morning, I can’t sleep, not because I’m not tired, I am; twenty-six calls in the last thirty-four hours and four hours to go, rather, I’ve got all these stories to tell and nobody to tell them to. I think I need this blog more than the people who […]

Love Tap

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She’s on her way to work, blond hair blowing in the wind, radio on, ready to start her day when a car hits her from behind. She’s startled, looks in the rear view and sees another car closing in. That car slams into the one that hit her, which then hits her again. The impact […]

Vive la France!

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Islam needs a human leader. Saying that God is the only authority gives a lot of people a lot of excuses to terrorize the rest of us with their demented beliefs. God does not speak to us directly. God does not tell us what to do with our lives. God doesn’t have to answer to […]

Who ya gonna call?

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Somebody you love tells you they took “all the pills.” They say they are tired of living, tired of struggling, tired of being tired. You look around the house and find empty pill bottles where full ones used to be. The person you love is getting sleepy, fading away right before your eyes. You’re alone, […]

Rescuing Mr. Wilson

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What’s a burnt out Providence Fire Department officer to do when he hangs up his boots? Drink heavily? nah-did that, doesn’t work Live in the past? kind of doing that here on my blog Play tiddly-winks with the other retired guys at the club? they don’t have tiddly-winks at the club Adopt a dog and […]

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grief Letting go January 23, 2015
Making it Home January 22, 2015
Stress? January 21, 2015
Chest Rise January 20, 2015
A little boost never hurts January 19, 2015
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Michael Morse
A little boost never hurts
Thank you Kathi!
2015-01-21 16:41:05
Kathi
A little boost never hurts
What a heart-warming gesture! So glad you shared this moment! Thank you for your good-heartedness and I believe our day-to-day actions can have long-term reactions, negative and positive. Keep up the positive!
2015-01-21 14:24:40
Tim underhill
Goodreads Book Giveaway
The 1st two were awesome cannot wait for this one!
2014-12-27 01:47:15
Ken Scofield
The Nuthouse that is Rescue 1
Moments like that tend to make a lousy day get better, fast!
2014-12-24 01:09:59
Scott Garbacz
Where is Santa?
Is it bad that I kinda like this kid? Well done, I really didn't see that twist coming.
2014-12-19 22:21:47

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