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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Michael Morse
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Thank you for stopping by and commenting FL-EMT-RJ, frustrating times for sure.
2014-11-28 13:44:55
FL-EMT-RJ
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Your first paragraph said it all to me because i remember being the big black guy with a local volunteer fire department who used to respond POV to medicals in the projects. When i first started i was refered to as the "token nigger the fire department took on because they had to" i used…
2014-11-28 00:10:40
Lt. JJ
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Well said RJ!
2014-11-26 22:59:48
EMT RJ-FL
Respect in Ferguson and everywhere else
The events in Ferguson ( in my view as a black american) brings tears to my eyes because it outlines the basic problem in america when it comes to race relations. If the officer had been black and the circumstances the same, this would not be a story BUT when a group of blacks kidnap,…
2014-11-26 17:39:14
greg
The Heart of a Stranger
"Thanks Mike. I just walked my kids to the school bus. We stood in the cold for 10 minutes. Then I had to drive to the school because my son forgot his shoes. When he called and said, "Dad can you bring my shoes to school?" I had to ask which pair from the pile…
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