Michael Morse reflects on how exceptional care from firefighters in EMS situations can change one's outlook on society and the world at large.
Michael Morse writes, "Having good working relationships between agencies makes us better. Training among ourselves makes us better. Getting better at saving lives makes us better people."
"Going your separate ways after the call may be business as usual and, although perfectly fine in most cases, it is not as much so following something as traumatic as suicide," writes Michael Morse.
Michael Morse writes, "There is very little that will instill more fear into the heart of a first-due firefighter than a pediatric call."
Learning to keep emotions from interfering during an altercation is difficult but not impossible, writes Michael Morse.
Michael Morse writes, "Impaired consciousness is a legitimate medical emergency. Try not to become jaded. Cynicism breeds contempt, which leads to poor patient care."
Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide from a mechanical failure in an HVAC/exhaust system at LeadFeather Guns & Archery led to the fainting of two people Monday.
People feel better when they look good, and when we look good, we ARE better, writes Michael Morse.
A rapid assessment of the patient, including signs of death, greatly improves your delivery of the bad news to survivors, writes Michael Morse.
A good officer will never allow his crew to take EMS for granted, writes Michael Morse.