Archive for May2019

Making the bed you lie in

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We had bunks, and if we were lucky used them between the hours of 2300 and 0600. They were there for an unsanctioned rest as well, and I used mine every chance I could after a typical night on Rescue 1. Six after was not unusual, four the norm and every now and then just […]

EMS Week 2019

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EMS Week . . . There is something sacred inside the cab of the world’s ambulances; that small space that we inhabit after the smoke has cleared, the battles for life won or lost, babies delivered, lives changed forever and things we will never experience in the outside world. The ambulance cab holds more secrets […]

Lighting things Up

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This started as a Facebook post last week, I expanded it and it’s in the Providence Journal today. She was the coolest girl I knew. She grew up in the projects, raised a son, knew everybody, scared me a little and made me laugh. We worked on different trucks but the same shift, for the […]