Archive for September2018

Spanning Generations

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  I always try and remember that what we do spans generations. . . 1954 The fire started in the kitchen, he told me, his mother and aunt had been drinking, and forgot about the pan of oil on the stovetop. It ignited, then before they could put it out the stove caught fire. It […]

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By Michael Morse One important thing I learned about the fire service and the brother (sister) hood; you get exactly what you put into this job. Expecting miracles without doing the work is a fool’s game. Expecting something as magical as true brotherhood to form between strangers thrust together by a common vocation is ridiculous. […]

Captain D’Ambra

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“On September 9th 2018, our lives were changed in a blink of an eye. Our father Captain Vincent John D’Ambra of the Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department was the victim of a horrific motorcycle accident which led to a traumatic spinal cord injury that we are now learning will change our lives forever. He is […]

Providence firefighter competes for America’s Best Firehouse Chili

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Dan Rinaldi does a lot more than make great chili. . . It was hot, blistering hot, the sun seemed to be inside the earth’s atmosphere, pounding her inhabitants with unrelenting heat. The A/C unit in Rescue 1 was useless, I was miserable, my partner was miserable, everybody was miserable. Everybody but Dan Rinaldi. We […]

Senators acting like Senators

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Rest in peace Senator McCain “Hello Senator Reed,” I said without considering that maybe he preferred to be left alone. It was too late to take it back so I pressed on. “Don’t you have people to do this stuff?” He chuckled at that, and replied with a little grin, “I sure do. Me!” We […]