Overheard in Rescue 1

“Are you okay?”
“Yeah, why?”
“Because you just saw a dead lady.”
“I think I’m going to see a lot more.”
“Probably.”

“So, you ok?”
“Does it always smell so bad.”
“Not always.”
“She didn’t look peaceful, do they always look like that?”
“Nah, sometimes they just look like they’re asleep.”
“How long was she dead?”
“Couple days, I guess.”

“You’re going to see things other people can’t imagine. It isn’t easy. When it gets easy, its time to go.”
“I’ve seen dead people, but they were cleaned up and in a casket.”
“They’ll clean that lady up.”
“It’s weird, the way her mouth was wide open, like she was trying to scream.”
“That was probably rigor mortis, she died in her sleep, the body does weird things once the spirit leaves.”
“You think she had a spirit?”
“Of course I do, can’t figure why we’d be here if there’s no spirit.”
“Hmmm.”

“You okay?”
“Yeah, probably gonna see a lot more dead people.”
“It’s never easy.”
“When it gets easy its time to go?”
“Its one of the signs. You have to know when enough is enough.”

What’s better than giving good advice to a new guy?
Getting good advice when you’re a new guy.

It’s getting easier.

Thanks Woody.

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Thomas Baltimore Sr.
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thomas.baltimore@yahoo.com is my email address thank you but you need a better reason but if not BY BY thank you, Thomas J. Baltimore Sr.
2014-10-27 16:33:26
Thomas Baltimore Sr.
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I have put all the *** info. that is mark??????????????????????
2014-10-27 16:28:02
Thomas Baltimore Sr.
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THEY HAD NOT FROUND ALL THEY BROTHERS YET. They wanted to bring them home for they love ones. they want to do what their brothers would do if they had been lost. I have never lost one of my firefighters. But have been to other dept. that had. You do what ever you can to…
2014-10-27 16:25:48
Leckey Harrison
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Michael - I read your blog that ended up in UniformStories. I can relate, though to a lesser degree. I want to offer you a training (don't us firefighters love training?) that will enable you to release the stress that keeps you up at night. It will help reduce PTSD, trauma, and stress, and you…
2014-10-23 19:34:03
Andrew
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We've already had this discussion, but I like the Grateful Dead version of Bobby McGee better than Janis'.
2014-10-19 19:49:31

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