Archive for September2014

The Right to Continue to Die

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Three firefighters died on Monday as a result of their exposure to the toxic atmosphere at Ground Zero following the 9-11-01 terrorist attacks. …So now those who went in to get the ones who didn’t make it out are dying. The buildings had fallen, the chance of survival was low, but for every firefighter and […]

“You need to tell somebody…”

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http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/fire_life/articles/2014/september/rescue-1-responding.html#_gus&_gucid=/content/fe/en/articles/fire_life/articles/2014/september/rescue-1-responding&_gup=twitter&_gsc=SvzlEPU Rescue 1, Responding 09/16/2014       By Michael Morse Then there’s the little girl whose life has unraveled before she has had a chance to live it. Her father is sick and living in a high-rise, only he is not embracing his existence. Flawed as it may be, he’s thinking only of himself, […]

First Day Back

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*Parody, not to be taken seriously! It is no secret that EMTs, Paramedics and Firefighters work long hours. Four days on and four days off is a common schedule. The four working days can be difficult without proper planning. You never know what you will come back to after your “four off.” I’ve perfected my […]

“Ladder Co. 5 on Scene, expidite EMS”

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Five ways firefighters can be better EMT’s Some people excel at everything they do, some are great at a lot of things and then there are the rest of us; people who are great at one or two things and struggle with the rest. It is what makes the world work, if we all were […]

Eyes

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Dana Beveridge / Flickr At the height of the storm, a seven year old boy began to shake. Then his foot went into involuntary spasms and his eyes rolled back into his head. His mother was alone with the boy, and waited a few moments before calling 911. She was frantic when we arrived, waiting […]