Tag Archives: EMS

Firestorms, Hurricanes, and Massacres; The Light Behind the Darkness

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We are experiencing a time of great turmoil right now; destruction, chaos and pain. It’s exhausting and overwhelming. But it is also an opportunity. Because the possibility exists for the inconsequential, the small and mundane desires that no longer serve us, to be swept aside as deep, consequential energies rise to the surface.   Questions […]

Anne Bronte Nightwalker is here!

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What happens when you work Fire/EMS and read way too much gothic English Literature? Anne Bronte Nightwalker!   My debut novel, out with Firefox Press, is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.   Who are the Brontes?   The Bronte sisters grew up isolated in the remote English moors to become three of […]

Bright Star: Pink Responder Right Angle in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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One of my mottos since becoming a firefighter is that you can’t have too many flashlights, carabiners, or knives, so I was excited to review the pink Bright Star Right Angle Responder Flashlight in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   . You can never have too many flashlights, carabiners, or knives.   I’m always a […]

In Response to the Orlando Shooting

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My Dear First Responders,   If there’s ever any doubt that what we does matters, if you ever wonder if we really have an impact on our society and world, this morning answers that question loud and clear.   Yes. We Matter. The world needs us.   When I heard the news about the Orlando […]

From Fire Boat to Air Rescue–Super Smooth Hoist

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The Ever Evolving Fire Service   March 28, 2016   MDFR Air Rescue North and Fire Boat North responded to a sailboat approximately 8 miles off Miami to treat and transport a diver with signs and symptoms of severe decompression sickness. Upon arrival, Fire Boat crew boarded vessel, packaged patient, and transferred patient to Fire […]

Refugees; A Rescuer’s Perspective

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Refugees who need emergency medical treatment on the shores of our country have left their families behind in search of a better life.  November 2015: The Mediterranean Syria is in the midst of civil war. More than three million Syrian refugees, many of them educated professionals, have fled their country with nothing but their children […]

Getting a Military Feel at Patriot Warrior/Global Medic

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    “Black Hawks crossed the sky with Humvees dangling beneath like enormous steel spiders. A C17 took flight while inside intensely focused critical-care teams crisscrossed the plane’s leviathan belly. Young soldiers with rifles and a hundred pounds of gear on their bodies trotted for miles down a seemingly endless road. And there we were–a […]

Air Rescue at Sea

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My first article for Firefighter Nation and Fire Rescue Magazine! http://www.firefighternation.com/article/firefighting-operations/rescue-water     A video of Air Rescue North’s open water night hoist to the cruise ship Norwegian Getaway–     Thank you Lieutenant Scott Mullin for the great photos. “Always Ready, Proud to Serve”  

A Fine Line

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One of my favorite writers, the late Oxford FF Larry Brown, talks about writing in this short clip, but I think his words apply beautifully to firefighting and EMS, not to mention life in general.     And, that’s Larry Brown.  Brutal but honest.    

Vulnerability

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“What a profound thing it is to call for help.  How astounding, the number of people fate allows to float through this life never once confronting their own mortality.  One of the benefits of the fire and rescue business, if you will have it, is a near-constant sense of vulnerability.  A recognition that at the […]

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