Educating Youth

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Educating youths about EMS is critical for the industry, but let’s admit it—it can be a daunting task that’s easier said than done. However, one EMT-turned-author is doing just that thanks to a bit of good storytelling. From JEMS Last Word, November; Michael Morse is the author of a handful of EMS-related books, including Rescuing […]

Things you need to know when you marry a medic

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This week’s column at Uniform Stories lets people who plan on becoming partners in life with an EMT or Paramedic what is in their future… Fire At Will [Photography]/Flickr So, you agreed to marry an EMT or Paramedic. Great choice! Allow me to prepare you for the road ahead, because it’s a long windy, strange […]

A Friend’s Roof

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This just in, in response to my post, “Great Weekend.” Submitted on 2015/10/28 at 9:36 pm “The providence fire fighters are life savers! We know first hand. When we lived in Providence, tragically, our house caught fire. The response from the Providence Fire Fighters was above professional. Not only did they seize control of the […]

Great Weekend

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Five firefighters injured battling a house fire, shootings galore, a few stabbings, three more building fires, one of our own critically injured by a hit and run driver and fighting for his life at Rhode Island hospital, forced overtime, a mayor who describes to the media Providence Firefighters being greedy and “riding the gravy train,” […]

Knowing what you see

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In a blink I knew something was wrong. I didn’t need to go in the house, and see the mess. Didn’t need to hear that the boyfriend had been drinking. Didn’t want to hear about how he fell off the bed. Don’t ever want to hear it again. The kid looked abused. I instinctively knew […]

City Life Dedication

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My newest book, City Life went live this week, sales seem pretty good, so far, very appreciative of everybody who took the time to buy a copy, or download it, not quite sure the terminology these days. I told my grandchildren about the dedication yesterday; “For Lilliana Elizabeth, Kinsley Victoria, and Jaxon Chase Here’s to […]

City Life now available!

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I am very happy to announce that my new book, City Life is now available as an ebook. The book is a collection of short stories that began their life as blog posts. I cleaned them up while maintaining their original emotion and purpose, added a few comments and got rid of a lot of […]

Bringing it

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I spent ten years working on some busy engine and ladder companies in Providence, RI before transferring to their EMS Division, eventually retiring after 24 years as Captain of Rescue Co. 5. I always wanted EMS to get the respect I felt it deserved, and figured by becoming a “Rescue Blow,” as my fellow firefighters […]

Where’s the Gravy!

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The Mayor of Providence thinks and has said publicly that the Providence Firefighters are riding a “gravy train” of overtime, filling their pockets and laughing all the way to the bank. Somebody needs to tell him that the firefighters have zero control over overtime, and either take what’s there or get ordered to work. The […]

The (magnificent?) Seven Firehouse Chefs

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The 7 Types of Firehouse Chefs   liber/Flickr One of the greatest things in the day of a firefighter is mealtime. We love to eat, and put a heck of a lot of thought into what ends up on our plates. It’s a long standing tradition — firefighters gathered around the table in the day […]

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