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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.

Our patient lived above a busy restaurant on Wickenden Street, one of the more hip spots in Providence. Traffic was heavy; the sidewalk cluttered with people who shopped and relaxed at the many…
In The Shift, Michael Morse, author of Rescuing Providence and Responding, takes readers through a typical 14-hour shift in a busy urban fire-EMS department. 2256 hrs. “Rescue 4 and…
The Shift takes readers through a typical 24-hour shift in a busy urban fire-EMS department. It’s 2045 hrs. The radio chatter is relentless as the city begins its nightly reawakening.…
I could see from the bottom of the stairs that he didn't look right. When babies don’t look right, something is definitely wrong. His mother cradled his limp form in her arms and tried to…
A car skidded into hers, tapping her bumper. She drove home, sat in her driveway and then called 9-1-1. She gave us the license plate number of the car that hit her, and then said the pain…
The Shift is a new column by Michael Morse, author of Rescuing Providence and Responding. Over 2014, it will take readers through a typical 24-hour shift in a busy urban fire-EMS department. For more…
The Shift is a new column by Michael Morse, author of Rescuing Providence and Responding. Over 2014, it will take readers through a typical 24-hour shift in a busy urban fire-EMS department. For more…
The patient is in respiratory distress, lying in bed, diaphoretic and semiconscious. Each breath she takes requires monumental effort, and that effort isn’t enough to supply her body with…
This month we introduce a new column by Michael Morse, author of  Rescuing Providence and Responding.  For the fortunate in EMS, the vehicles are safe, the compartments are well stocked,…
She reached into her purse, dug deep with shaking hands and found what she was looking for. "You've been very nice, I want you to have this." I looked around, made sure nobody was…
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