Shameless Self Promotion Part… I forget there have been so many.

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Just in time for the Christmas shopping rush, a little prompt to buy Rescuing Providence for everybody on your gift list!

The Case of the Steaming Dumpling

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"And now, for something completely different…" "A man is choking in a Chinese Restaurant. Mr. Watson, the game is afoot!" En route to the eating establishment thoughts of murder refused to be put to rest. "Watson, perhaps the report of a man choking is a thinly veiled diversion masquerading a much more devious plot." "I'm […]

Firefighters Memorial Weekend

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I learned more from him in the hundred words he spoke to me than I did in the hundreds of textbooks we study.

Remember September 12th…

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Soldiers are still dying as a result of that day.

9-11 9 Years later

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What amazes me is the realization that kids are entering high school with no recollection of the events that transpired that day.


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We love to eat. We love to cook. We love to visit the  stores, familiarize ourselves with the district, interact with the people we are paid to protect and contribute to the local economy. It's one of the many great parts of the greatest job in the world. Generations of firefighters have shared the experience […]

Smoldering by Peter Dudley

I’ve been reading a lot of short stories from The Clarity of Night contest, this one written by Peter Dudley really hit home. SMOLDERING As slow as winter, fear seeped into our speech. Its icy tendrils crept among our minds and Insinuated themselves around our hearts. Its fragments latched onto words and tumbled […]

Clarity of Night

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Speaking of stories, Jason Evans is hosting a short story contest at his site, Clarity of Night. The contest is open to everybody, so if you are so inclined, stop by and join the fun. My cheery entry follows: Useless “What good are they if you can’t eat ‘em?” “They’re pretty.” “Pretty useless.” Gallant […]

The Case of the Homely Woman

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"Mr Watson, the game is afoot!" Watson wheeled the vehicle expertly into the fueling station lot, next to the detectives and fire brigade. I stepped out of the rescue and into the foggy night, instantly assessing the scene. "It appears a scuffle has taken place!" "Brilliant, Holmes," said the Lieutenant of Engine 11. The dim […]

Code 999

Entry Img We walk a little taller now, take more pride in our appearance, our skills, ourselves. A great guy in a funny green car touched the blogging world with his passion for EMS, friendship, family and everything this life has to offer. I’ve questioned my own commitment to my profession because of him, and decided […]

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