Archive for August2018

Engine Co. EMS; The Calvary

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By Michael Morse “When the tones go off, and the call is for an EMS crew requesting assistance, know this: the folks who called for help are listening for your sirens, and are breathing a little easier knowing that the cavalry is on the way.”   https://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2018/08/engine-company-ems-the-cavalry.html  

The ups, the downs, the minutia

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She sat in her chair, looking out the window, waiting for the end. Thirty-seven years old, less than a hundred pounds, tired, depressed and dying. She wanted to stay at home, but her condition required a trip to the hospital, perhaps her last. Stone cold eyes greeted me, eyes that had given up the fight […]

Feed the Police at Fire Life

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The rest of the world might have gone nuts, but that is no reason for us to join them. Society is embracing the idea of questioning the police, as if the police were created to harass them. Showing disrespect to a uniformed police officer is a badge of honor these days; street cred gained through […]

Language Barrier

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“We are the professionals on an emergency scene; it is we whom people depend on. We are not struggling to find the right words while filled with worry; we are simply doing our job to the best of our abilities. Communicating with our patients is the first step toward properly treating them. It is not […]