Archive for August2019

Ten Reasons I Haven’t Killed Myself

Ten reasons I haven’t killed myself . . . 10. I realized depression is real 9. I stopped caring about what other people thought about grown men with depression 8. I realized firefighters are just people who do firefighter things for a living, we are not superpeople, we’re just people 7. I found somebody to […]

Another Firefighter Suicide.

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  Another Rhode Island Firefighter ended his life this morning. That makes six this year in the smallest state in the union. Six. Existing in isolation in a station full of people is painful reality for some of us, and the last thing we will do is let anybody know. Could any of these tragedies […]

Brotherly Love

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Brotherly Love

Thoughs on Narcan

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Some thoughts on overdose and narcan for people not immersed in the opioid so called epidemic because I just passed a billboard advertising narcan at your local pharmacy. The slogan said “Overdose does not mean it’s over.” Addiction is no picnic, I’ve been clean and sober for 19 years next month, and I understand the […]

Isolation

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By Michael Morse

Long life, well lived

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 It didn’t take long for the first call of the day. The tones went off 10 minutes after we relieved the night crew. “Rescue 1 and Engine 13, Respond to New York Avenue for a report of a man not breathing.” “Rescue 1 on the way.” We turned the corner and approached a single-family home. […]