Archive for August2012

Whispers from the Eisenhower era

Behind the Patient: Street Portraits by Michael Morse http://www.ems1.com/Columnists/michael-morse/ "The final call, I hope. It's 5:30 in the morning, it's been a very long night, but it's almost over. Two strangers with age difference of 30 years meet in the back of an ambulance, where so much more than EMS happens…"   The first of […]

The End

Well, that's enough out of me. Its been a great ride, many thanks to everybody who made this blog one of the best out there, almost right from the start, September 4th, 2006. Writers need readers, without the positive feedback I've gotten this thing would have died a long, long time ago. But it didn't […]

Suit

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2012/08/female-firefigh.html Nothing makes me crazier than reading things like this. The article itself tells a story, the commentarry fuels the fire and the person filing the lawsuit gets the attention. Somebody filed a lawsuit and made a bunch of allegations. In a sane world, the facts would be vetted, the person making the clain either […]

Wish I’d Said That

Entry Img

Sometimes the comments are better than the post! The Post: A Providence Council person has proposed a curfew be established in Providence as a way to curtail growing gun violence in the city. I've spent twenty-two years in the city, all hours of the day and night. I don't see an escalation of gun related […]

Speak up!

Entry Img

Soapbox Alert!!! http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2012/08/6-providence-gr.html A Providence Council person has proposed a curfew be established in Providence as a way to curtail growing gun violence in the city. I've spent twenty-two years in the city, all hours of the day and night. I don't see an escalation of gun related violence. Some years are more violent than […]

Caring Quilt

Entry Img

I found out about Noah through my friend Chris Kaiser, http://lifeunderthelights.com/2012/04/a-quilt-made-from-patches-help-a-brother-out/, one of the blogging pioneers whose work often inspires the content at Rescuing Providence. After reading the post, I dug through some things and found three different Providence Fire Department patches and forwarded them to Noah. Then, like most things these days I proptly […]

Bleeding

why is he yelling what did we do we're here to help why does this always happen oh great there he goes kicking and punching gotta get  him before he hurts somebody wow that hurt too old for this in close grab the arms watch the feet fuckers spitting stay away don't want to get […]

Rider

"Well this ain't the right thing to do, so let's go." Iggy Pop Familiar scenario, all Providence rescues occupied, myself with "Michael," a regular intoxicated male making his fifth call for "Man Down" this week. "Any rescue to clear?" comes the familiar plea from Fire Alarm, but this time there's a little urgency in Gerry's […]

5 Stages

Entry Img

The Five Stages of Overnight, Overtime Shifts   0100-Denial and Isolation "Rescue 5, Respond to 99 Kennedy Plaza, at Bus Stop K for an intoxicated male." "Him again! Impossible! We already took him in twice today! I'm just not going to respond, nobody will notice, I'll just lay here and not go. Yup, that's what […]

Middle Man

Entry Img

“If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain.” Winston Churchill Before I had a brain I leaned toward the liberal side of the political spectrum. It just seemed logical, I was young, liberal to me meant freedom to express my opinions, to […]

Page 1 of 212