Archive for December2010

Chicago Mourns by Lt. Tom Kenney, Providence Fire Department

Entry Img Tuesday, December 28, 2010 CHICAGO MOURNS… Chicago mourns for two fallen brothers As others have before These occurrences are all too familiar And I pray there be no more But just as it’s certain that fires will come It’s certain that more will die ‘cause there will always be people in peril And firefighters […]

Chicago Fire Department LODD

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I have no intention of making “The Ultimate Sacrifice.”  Nor did the two firefighters who perished this morning when a wall collapsed on them. There are no guarantees in this job but one, guaranteed sometime between now and Friday morning I will either be on the highway dodging speeding motorists while pulling some poor soul […]

Short Trip

"Rescue 1, Respond to 323 Dudley Street for a fifty year old female with difficulty breathing, visiting nurse on scene." 323 Dudley Street is across the street from the ER. This is the line in the sand, the moment of truth, the opportunity I've been waiting for. "Let's go." I'm focused enroute. The abuse will […]