Author Archives: Michael Morse

A better war on drugs

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Parents are burying their children, saying goodbye and wondering what went wrong. They are killing themselves with guilt and sadness. News reports talk of an epidemic, the government agrees. Prescription opiates are harder to get, people are living in pain. Most addicts started with an accident treated with pain meds we are told, as if […]

EMS for Life

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Here you are, week one of what you hope will be a rewarding career. The tests are over, or have they just begun? EMS CAN be a satisfying career. Advancement is more possible now than at any time in the history of EMS. Community Paramedicine programs have the potential to lengthen careers and build a […]

Passing it on…

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Training the Next Generation 04/27/2016 By Michael Morse It’s Good to be Immortal Eventually, all good things must come to an end. My separation from the fire department was made a lot less painful because of my brilliant methods of training the people under my command to be exactly like me. I will forever have […]

The things we see

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…I watched the mist flow from the nebulizer I had just put together, anything to avoid those eyes. They bore into my soul, making me feel dirty, ashamed to be a man. That another man could do this to a four-year-old is incomprehensible to me, but I felt dirty nonetheless…       http://uniformstories.com/articles/stories-category/the-things-we-see-as-first-responders

Signed Copies of Rescuing Providence and Rescue 1 Responding available here!

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Signed copies of my recently released books, Rescuing Providence and Rescue 1 Responding ( published by Post Hill Press in one 400 page volume) are available here, (scroll down and check the right border of the web page) for 16.00 plus shipping and handling which comes out to about twenty bucks. I can personalize the […]

…A Little Fire

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‘0600 hrs.: ‘All this to put out a little fire?’ Michael Morse 0415 HRS. “Attention Engines 2, 7, 12, Ladders 7 and 4, Special Hazards, Rescue 3 and Battalion 3 a stillbox.” Bright light floods the fire stations at Branch Avenue, North Main Street and Admiral Street. Firefighters immediately rise from their bunks and slide […]

As the hours add up…

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My book, Rescuing Providence continues its run at GoLocalProv.com. A Note From the Author As the hours add up and fatigue sets in the calls keep coming. A suicidal man sitting alone in his apartment, barely furnished brings back memories of another man; this one found hanging in his basement by a roommate. The loneliness […]

Apathy

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I had the opportunity to talk about my book, Mr. Wilson Makes it Home at a book club last week. One of the people there asked about PTSD, and if I had been officially diagnosed. That's a tough one. Over the years I've participated in a number of Post Incident Stress Debriefings, and sought individual therapy [...]

No place to go

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Top 5 Worst Places for Emergency Operations 1) The ER Restroom “Well, it is an emergency.” (source)   Two choices, Bleach covered buns after the janitor makes his hourly rounds or piss ass prior to. The advantage is that the stench created is barely noticed due to the fetid aroma emanating from the patient area. […]

Opiates and the Elderly

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Eyelids flutter as the needle pricks the skin, no reaction after that, daughter and son sit close, expectantly, waiting for their mom to come around. She was okay an hour ago, they tell me, talking, walking, a little depressed, but alive. She had fractured her pelvis in August, and had been in rehab ever since. […]

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