Michael Morse, EMT-C

Michael Morse, EMT-C

Michael Morse, EMT-C, is captain of Rescue 5 in Providence, RI, and has served on the city's busiest engine, ladder and rescue squads as a firefighter, rescue technician and lieutenant during his 21-year career. He is the author of the books Rescuing Providence and Responding.

In the fire and EMS business, we are only as good as our last act.
The patients encountered along the EMS career path are the most rewarding part of this profession.
An EMS veteran gives advice on how to thrive in the field.
A little old lady provides an oasis of care for neighborhood kids, which is a lesson for us all.
EMS is more than a job—it’s an everyday opportunity to grow as a person and provider.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow and he's got nothing.
Now I know that for the person who takes their own life the end is no more significant than a sneeze
Seeing the result of a person’s decision to take their own life prompted me to do anything and everything I could to learn how to be of help
Perhaps the only moments of serenity he ever knew were while in the womb
Her home has become a prison, her body making escape impossible without help.
Every patient has a story that will impact you as a provider—you just need to take the time to listen.
Even at home, the draw of the job is never far from our hearts.
Your role in patients’ lives may not be large, but it can be important
To do my job, I needed to give up control of all the little things that need doing and let the big picture come into focus.
This is what a trauma room is for: the kid who has no feeling in the lower half of her body after smashing into a jackknifed tractor-trailer and being crushed in half.