There's multiple gunshot victims near Manton Avenue, we're going in. The police are still responding, bodies strewn across two streets, yellow tape cordons off some areas, others are left open. It's about eleven at night, the city is just waking up. I can't help myself when The Stones Gimmie Shelter comes on the radio, and […]
http://www2.turnto10.com/news/2012/may/29/6/city-may-have-pay-mutual-aid-ar-1052864/ Charge the City of Providence $500.00 every time a surrounding community sends a rescue to the capitol city? How about we charge a twenty dollar co-pay to people who call 911 for a ride to the hospital instead. Last week's highlights (my shift, Rescue 5, not the whole city, or even close) -a […]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huRwBFmAx78 Green Fields Of France Eric Bogle Well, how do you do, Private William McBride, Do you mind if I sit down here by your graveside? And rest for awhile in the warm summer sun, I've been walking all day, and I'm nearly done. And I see by your gravestone you […]
The hour grew late, not quite midnight, but close. A gentle mist obscured the WWII monument, the granite surface slick from the moisture that filled the night air. After a nice dinner at Hemmenway's, a trio walked through the park, relaxed, full and happy. The night called for some fun, and the daughter ran into […]
My article is up at EMS World, give them a visit and let them know what you think! Stories From the Street: "One minute you're on top of the world, the next the world is on top of you." http://www.emsworld.com/article/10720979/stories-from-the-streets-fleeting-greatness Today Providence, tomorrow, the world!
http://tooldtowork.com/2012/05/the-other-ems-week-post/ Something to think about at TOTWTYTR's place. He's got more in the tank than most folks begin with. At the risk of sounding like a jerk, I can tell within seconds if a new EMT or paramedic "has it." You can't buy "it," you can't learn "it," and you definately can't fake "it." "It" […]
My friend from The Twilight Zone http://rescuingprovidence.com/2010/10/twilight-zone-2/ re-appeared today at the Social Security office. Instead of the bologna and mayo torpedo show, this time she simply refused to move. Three State marshals, four Providence police officers, four Providence firefighters, two Rescue people and a couple of security guards couldn't move her. She yelled insults, called […]