Archive for June2015

“I am not addicted. I do this every day and I’m fine!”

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“I am not addicted. I do this every day and I’m fine!” Nobody wants to be addicted to things that are interfering with their quality of life. Nobody wants to admit they are addicted. We all just want to be like everybody else. But we’re not. Simple as that. We’re different. It took me a […]

Telling Stories

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When I started this blog back in 2007 I had no idea if anybody would read it, other than me. Facebook was brand new, I think, at least it was new to me, and the Twitters and Pinterests were things I had never heard of. People seemed to like what I had to say, so […]

Haters Gonna Hate

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I hate to admit it, but the social media “haters” get under my skin. It’s not what they say that bugs me, rather their cowardly “hit and run” method of operation. I used to respond to the commentary that is generated by my more controversial posts. Now, I just let it go. I write a […]

20 Clues Your Dad is a Firefighter

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You’re a firefighter and let’s face it, you’re a little different from the rest. As the years go by, and the experiences pile up, parts of “the job” begin to define who you are. It doesn’t happen all at once, and most of the time you can’t even notice it. Your kids, not knowing the […]

13 things that drive a medic nuts…

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I spent a long time working in the inner city on an ALS rig, Rescue 1 in Providence, RI. It was an amazing ride, and if I could do it all over I wouldn’t change a thing. Every now and then I like to point out the absurdity that is EMS, not every time we […]

A Walk into the Fire

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  Here’s a nice production about the Providence Fire Department, I was proud to be a part of it.   https://vimeo.com/provfiredocumentary/review/129998579/9f29a68c07

The what if we’re wrong-a-thon – Narcan edition

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Brandon, over at EMS Basics had a great idea; what if some of the more opinionated bloggers out there were to allow themselves the opportunity to change their minds about a topic that they have argued for or against, and try and look at their position in a new light. I took the bait, and […]