Author Archives: Michael Morse

Catching “the bug.”

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I told the story of Rescuing Providence as honestly as I could. I didn’t glorify firefighting, EMS, firefighters or EMT’s. We are just people doing a difficult job, I figured, much like most people. The librarian at Lasalle Acadamy, a prestigious Catholic high school in Providence stumbled upon the book a few weeks ago. Her […]

20 Thoughts Only a Medic Can Understand

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Working in emergency services is hard enough. Explaining your daily thoughts to someone outside the field is damn near impossible. You know you’re a medic, or destined to be, if you find any of these thoughts bouncing around your head. 1) You believe a little puke on the pants does not require a full uniform […]

Them Fool Ambulance Drivers!

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She sat on the front steps of her home, overnight bag packed, cigarette in hand. We stopped the truck. She kept on smoking. And sitting. “Did you call 911?” I asked, nicely enough. “Yup.” Another drag from the cigarette. “Why did you call?” “I need to go to the hospital.” I stretched my neck and […]

Love Crush

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Here’s a little love story, I’d like to dedicate this to all you medics and firefighters out there, and all the people you treat…   She’s on her way to work, blond hair blowing in the wind, radio on, ready to start her day when a car hits her from behind. She’s startled, looks in […]

How to kill a medic

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By starting early we have the ability to crush their confidence, destroy their self-esteem and make them feel worthless. But killing a new medic is a process. All steps must be closely followed to ensure success. Let’s start at the beginning. School Gather a bunch of idealistic people whose dreams included putting on a uniform […]

Comic Con Cripples EMS

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Comic Con Convention Overwhelms First Responders This years Comic Con Convention, held at The Providence, RI Convention Center nearly crippled the city’s EMS resources. The city handles roughly 600 EMS calls per day, equally distributed between the six ALS Units assigned, but on the day of the convention, 1825 911 emergency calls were handled by […]


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Yesterday the once notorios, feared and downright incouragable “Morse Brothers” visited Chester Barrows School in Cranston as guests of “Gramma Muggle,” aka Pat Blackman, friend and fierce supporter of our troops and the Providence Fire Department. Her “Little Muggles” have been sending letters and treats to the soldiers in the 1207th for a while now, […]

Living with it

  I used to wonder why I spent years unable to get out of my own way, love my wife the way she deserved to be loved, laugh, cry or find joy in anything. I used to wonder why I stayed distant, and never let anybody too close. I used to be on the edge […]

Life Goes On… and it even gets better

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I knew that my new book, Mr. Wilson Makes it Home had value for my colleagues in Fire/EMS, but I couldn’t figure out how best to convey that message. I blundered around with obscure posts and descriptions of the book, and the response was pretty much exactly what was deserved; a big, giant yawn. Then, […]

Whoever said ” never volunteer” is an idiot

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Rest in peace, Uncle Tony, and thank you for your service to our country and your community.

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Michael Morse

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Catching “the bug.”
It's always refreshing to see someone trying to see our daily routine and to share it to young people should be at least entertaining, I hope. Keep up the good work Mike.
2015-04-17 17:03:39
Them Fool Ambulance Drivers!
"I get paid by the hour, lady. I'll sit here all night until you want to talk about what the problem is." At least I think I'd say that.
2015-04-13 21:35:11
Comic Con Cripples EMS
2015-04-02 03:48:46
Comic Con Cripples EMS
If Rick Grimes can handle the un-dead zombies of the apocalypse. Surely he can handle some Comic Con asthma attacks. :)
2015-04-01 19:02:52
Comic Con Cripples EMS
Venue EMS is becoming more and more challenging. Cities and towns should work with companies (like our service) to do a detail risk assessment, impact to the location and how to manage mass gatherings. Coordinating with local, regional EMS providers has to occur. This is one perfect example of what happens when venues and management…
2015-04-01 17:56:07

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