Archive for July2018

Responding First

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I don’t know if people like me–people who are trained to respond and are confident in their ability to do so–see mass casualties differently than most. When I see images from the latest disaster, terrorist attack, or mass shooting flash across my screen, my eyes are drawn to the rescuers, not the victims. I focus […]

Feeling the Heat

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“It’s going to be a scorcher!” say the off-duty platoon members as their reliefs file in one by one on a July morning in Providence. They are off to the beach or to their air-conditioned homes, grateful that fate was kind and the schedule demons favored them–this time. “Attention Engine 2, Engine 12, Engine 7, […]