Post Hill Press has acquired the rights to Rescuing Providence and Rescue 1 Responding. The books are being released an all new bind-up which includes both titles, and will be distributed by Simon and Schuster, available at all major retailers and Bookstores on January 26, 2016.
Rescuing Providence and Rescue 1 Responding
A Gripping Account of Life as a First Responder
Michael Morse, a twenty-four year veteran firefighter and EMT, takes you along for the ride as he and his fellow officers respond to emergency calls on the streets of Providence, RI. Race from one call to the next as Morse goes from facing life and death emergencies to treating minor injuries and carting drunks to detox.
See for yourself how difficult, frustrating and at times heartbreaking this job can be, as lives are lost, scarce medical resources squandered and futures altered. Experience the heartache and joy of losing and saving lives during this incredible journey. The story that unfolds is true and the people are real.
This edition includes Michael Morse’s Rescuing Providence and Rescue 1 Responding.
Praise for Rescuing Providence and Rescue 1 Responding:
“This is one very well written look at the provision of EMS at the street level – sharp, gritty and realistic without being overly smug, smarmy or condescending. This is one medic’s tale that is well worth tracking down for the read.”
Norm Rooker, EMSResponder
“I believe this book is valuable for those who want to know what the job is like, for civilians, which will help them appreciate how these public servants give their all for others and for emergency room staff who only see them when they come in and when they leave.”
John Malaky, 1st Responder
“I’ve grown to appreciate the men and women working the rescue shift through the night. Many of them are listeners to my show. Reading “Rescuing Providence” though opened my eyes to the challenge, sacrifice and dedication these people take to the job. Mike Morse has crafted a thrilling book about the lives of those who come to the aid of strangers. It reads like a novel but every bit of it is true. ”
Jordan Rich, WBZ Radio
“Buy this book, and not just because it is drawn from the streets of Providence. Buy it because it gives us all the chance to go to the places and meet the people that we too quickly pass by. Buy it for the opportunity to know the incredible things that happen when a stranger from the Fire Department shows up to sew people up and calm people down and sometimes deal with the mean and dangerous side of the city.”
Bob Kerr, Providence Journal
“Both surprisingly heroic and humane at the same time”
Joe Kiernan, Warwick Beacon
“Rescuing Providence, a new book by Providence firefighter Michael Morse, is an interesting look at the Providence they don’t put in the travel brochures, all told in a very readable, effective, descriptive style.”
Bill Reynolds, Providence Journal
“After listening to Michael Morse talk about his routine as a firefighter and emergency medical technician for the city of Providence, R.I., one has the urge to stop by the local firehouse or ambulance building and offer a word of thanks to all those for whom saving lives is just another day on the job.”
Annie Gentile, Vernon Ct. Reminder News
“Rescuing Providence is a well written look at pre hospital conditions of our patients and their surroundings. Reading the book provides valuable insight into the condition of both the patients being brought to us and the people bringing them in. I highly recommend this book for anybody pursuing a career in emergency medicine.”
Dr. Francis Sullivan, Attending Emergency Room Physician, Rhode Island Hospital
From the author:
EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, doctors, nurses and more than a few patients have approached me to tell me how much they enjoyed Rescuing Providence and Rescue 1, Responding. It is humbling and gratifying knowing my story has helped so many people understand just what it is we do.
Reading my book as part of any emergency medicine curriculum, or just a relevant and pleasant distraction from the demanding class work keeps the students’ adrenaline pumping, their minds alert and their hearts open. The best instructors teaching the finest programs often find it difficult to express what their students will face in the streets. Reading Rescuing Providence and Rescue 1, Responding will give them an excellent taste of what’s to come.
About the Author
Michael Morse lives in Warwick, RI with his wife, Cheryl, two Maine Coon cats, Lunabelle and Victoria Mae and Mr. Wilson, their dog. Daughters Danielle and Brittany live nearby. Michael spent twenty-three years working in Providence, (RI) as a firefighter/EMT before retiring in 2013 as Captain, Rescue Co. 5. He is a popular columnist with Fire Engineering, Uniform Stories and EMS 1. His monthly column in The Providence Journal has become a favorite with people from all walks of life. His books and articles offer fellow firefighter/EMT’s and the general population alike a poignant glimpse into one person’s journey through life, work and hope for the future.
For more information visit: www.rescuingprovidence.com.