Archive for April2020

“What I’ve become.”

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“All the people I once looked up to are gone, my friends at the hospital have moved on, the new people don’t know who I used to be. They just see what I’ve become.”   I was fortunate, I had the ability to find the positive in a sea of misery for most of my […]

This one’s for you, Doug. RIP Brother

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Doug taught me how to play Norwegian Wood on this guitar. Back in the day, when I was Lieutenant of Rescue 1, Doug was assigned to Engine Co. 13, both quartered at the Allen’s Avene fire station. It was my station guitar, I’ve had it since eight grade, bought it for fifty bucks from my […]

Abundance of Caution

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Lonely people don’t reach out. They don’t call the volunteer hotline. They don’t connect with Skype. If they were comfortable doing those things, they wouldn’t be lonely. What they do is get lonlier, and sink further into despair. These folks are not embracing their lives, or enjoying their existance. They survive. For many, their weekly […]

Time to Shine

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If ever there were an opportunity to show the world exactly what EMS is, this is it. Now is not the time to create controversy. Now is not the time to complain. Now is not the time to demand respect. Now is not the time to degrade the fire service. Now is not the time […]

Kenneth “Hoppy” Hoskin; “the inventor of salty.”

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“It is with heavy hearts that the members of West Warwick Firefighters Local 1104 announce the Active Duty death of Fire Alarm Dispatcher Kenneth “Hoppy” Hoskin. Hoppy served as a dispatcher for Local 1104 since 2007 after his retirement from the Providence Fire Department. Please keep his family , friends ,and the members of local […]