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“How’s the weather outside?”   We were packed into the elevator like sardines.  Myself, Blue Eyes, the bariatric stretcher and two Nurses. Blue Eyes and I answered simultaneously.  He told them that it was beautiful.  “Sunny and warm.”  I told them that it was miserable outside and to be happy that they were stuck indoors on […]

For Little Red

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  I can remember the exact moment that I knew I needed to work in EMS.  The precise moment.  The moment that my son was choking in front of me.  The moment that I realized I had no idea how to help him.  The fire fighters that came to Nick’s rescue inspired me with their […]


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One of my favorite EMS blogs on the internet belongs to Lt. Michael Morse of Providence, RI Fire Department.  From the very beginning and to this day whenever I read one of his posts I feel like I could have been a third partner on the scene, right there with him.  You start to believe that you’re […]

Dear Abby

Last night my daughter saw me cry.  I try to never let this happen, mostly because I remember how I felt when I’d see my Mom cry.   My little one is very much like me, even at her young age.  The first words out of her mouth were, “What’s wrong, Mom?”  She lept into my lap […]

How not to behave in public.

There’s a video making it’s way through Facebook and the Fire and EMS blogs. Maybe you’ve seen it. Pay attention, there will be a quiz at the end. Yeah. That’s the video. Now, the quiz. Don’t worry, it’s only a few questions. You are working a code in a living room of a home. The […]

Baby L

Dear Baby L, It’s been quite awhile since we were last together, yet it feels like yesterday.  I was one of the sweaty paramedics in the back of the ambulance working as hard as I could to save another one of your family members that night.  I was the one who took your limp body from the firefighter’s hands […]

Help Needed.

Hey Ya’ll! I know things have been quiet around here (Cripe! I said the “Q” word!), and for that I apologize. Between the recovery process from my back injury to starting a new job, life has been a little… hectic. Last night I was sitting at my computer and trying to overcome my unbelievably large […]

Go Forth…

And… read.  Please.  My friend Kevin over at  A Look at EMS from 120 Feet Below has a very good post up.  Get a box of tissues ready. Kevin, we need more like you.  You can take care of me and mine anytime. The post is called Veteran’s Day.

Just Another Run (Originally posted 8/14/09)

There was some discussion on Twitter tonight about service to ones Country… I don’t care what branch you are currently with or were in. To all of you out there who served… Thank you.

Rally The Troops.

Family defined: fam·i·ly noun ?fam-l?, ?fa-m?- A group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head : household A group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation : fellowship ********** A group of people, united.  A family. That is how we tend to think of our EMS brothers and sisters.  They’re […]

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Blauer Blitz 8" Waterproof Tactical Boots – Review
Is it wrong to actualy be aroused by a pair of boots. These are o my must have list now. Thanks Epi you rock.
2013-12-25 15:38:54
Blauer Blitz 8" Waterproof Tactical Boots – Review
I carrier mail for a living, walking for 5 hrs a day, good for that kind of work?
2013-11-22 13:17:15
Blauer Blitz 8" Waterproof Tactical Boots – Review
Love this review. Thanks for sharing so much info. I may have to try these boots out on my next tour.
2013-11-21 13:53:38
Blauer Blitz 8" Waterproof Tactical Boots – Review
Some of the other styles come in women's all the way down to size 5!
2013-11-15 15:23:54
Blauer Blitz 8" Waterproof Tactical Boots – Review
Rebecca, thanks for the comment! Maybe I can have one of my coworkers write a review of their boots, I work with a few girls with tiny feet who are pretty happy with their boots.
2013-11-13 20:12:32