The moments that matter most

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The radio cracked to life. “Baxter Street Command to Rescue 1.” I keyed the mic. “Rescue 1, go ahead.” “I need a count.” “One adult, five children in Rescue 1, six adults and five more kids outside.” Those standing outside of the impromptu shelter shivered but managed to look cool doing it. They were teenagers […]

Permanent solution to a temporary problem

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 It’s Sunday, 1230 hours, and we’re dispatched to a home on Wickenden Street for an emotional female. We arrive on scene to find a female crying on the front stairs. She points to a door. It leads to a basement. At the bottom of the stairs, next to the washer and dryer, is a boy […]

EMS; It’s a Love/Hate thing

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The Top 10 Things I love AND Hate about EMS   Ask any medic about his job and you will hear how much they love it, shortly followed by how much they hate it. Depending on the day, or the hour, or even the minute you may hear how much they hate it before they […]

Bringing a stretcher to a gun fight

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Somebody needs to die. Will it be you? Will it be me? One of us needs to take one for the team. Any volunteers? Talk of medics hiding while people dying leads to one thing… Medics dying. So, who’s it gonna be, You, or me. http://community.fireengineering.com/m/blogpost?id=1219672%3ABlogPost%3A632121 Truth is, EMS couldn’t organise a barbeque. Pushing for […]

Life is Good, most of the time

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I had to write something for an introduction to Chapter 14 of my book, Rescue 1 Responding which is being featured at GoLocalProv.com. After reading the chapter that is in today’s edition, this came out; “While we are in the thick of things we respond, put people back together, or not and move on to […]

Epi-pen stock nosedives

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        I have Epipens specifically designed for investor shock, only one-million-dollars, going fast, get yours while they last!   http://usuncut.com/class-war/epipen-makers-stock-value-drops-3-billion-5-days-investors-panic/  

All the right places

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APPARATUS PLACEMENT 08/24/2016 MyEngine Co. EMS column at Fire Engineering is live, thanks for reading! By Michael Morse The first time I drove a piece of fire apparatus to a fire incident, I nearly wiped out everyone on scene. The second story of a three-level house was fully involved, a man in a wheelchair was […]

Hello Darkness

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Who needs coffee? Gray traces of dawn tinge the eastern sky, two weary souls, medics in the middle of a long shift–eager to see the sun rise but desperate for rest–travel the lonely streets of the city. Soon, these deserted streets will bustle with travelers, their cars and trucks with their squealing tires and blaring […]

“Tactical Medics”

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Let the police do the policing, the criminals do the criminal-ing, the medics do the medic-ing and the world will continue to do the world-ing! Just because the people in the world are acting like monkeys is no reason to jump in the barrell. No guns for EMS!

The REAL Doctors

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He’s having a heart attack, or so he thinks, so he had his wife drive him to the ER. He’s forty-eight, no history, but smokes like a fiend and has a drink or three every day. He’s pushing 300 pounds, and “knew this day was coming.” They made it to the hospital parking garage where […]

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