Archive for May2017

Residency requirements are obscene

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“What do they know, they don’t live here!” says every supporter ever of residency requirements for police officers and firefighters. I didn’t live within city limits when I was employed as a firefighter, but within a year I knew more about the place than most of the people who do. I knew more about the […]

Small moments in other people’s lives

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She answered the call, in the background a baby, screaming. She sent an engine company, an ALS rig and the police, the outcome was not so good. She found out an hour later, and couldn’t  get the sounds out of her head. It got me thinking how of how many people are affected by every […]

When Is a Firefighter no longer…

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From my column at Fire Engineering’s Fire Life When is a Firefighter No Longer? 05/03/2017 By Michael Morse Is it the day he puts in his papers? The last night in the station? Driving away from the station after the final shift? When he says, “I’m home,” and stays there? Or is it when the […]

Fun and Games

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You would think that I would be over the public’s disregard for firefighters and their disabilities by now. You would think that I would laugh off the innuendos that I endure at the holiday parties, the little jabs at the cookouts, the sarcasm at the gym. I don’t laugh it off. I don’t say anything. […]

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