The brave men and women who make up our nation's EMS system willingly risk their lives every day to save people they don't know and often cannot communicate with. See for yourself how difficult, frustrating and at times heartbreaking this job can be, as lives are lost, scarce medical resources squandered, futures altered, and hope abandoned and then reborn. Despite this, mThe brave men and women who make up our nation's EMS system willingly risk their lives every day to save people they don't know and often cannot communicate with. See for yourself how difficult, frustrating and at times heartbreaking this job can be, as lives are lost, scarce medical resources squandered, futures altered, and hope abandoned and then reborn. Despite this, most rescue workers cannot imagine doing anything else. For them, every day is different, every patient is unique and they know with certainty that they make a difference in people's lives. And, as Lieutenant Morse so eloquently states, sometimes it is the rescuers whose lives are saved by the job they do....
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Rescuing Providence Reviews
The author of the book describes 36 hours in his life. We get to learn about the relationship with his wife. How she deals with his work as a fireman/emergency medical technician (EMT). He describes patients that he works with and the partners he goes through.An interesting and honest look at the life of someone on the front lines.
Great, realistic read of an average tour of duty in The Ocean State's capital city. I'm priveleged to have met the author and had a chance to speak with him.
Please, please, please could this be required reading before fiction (particularly romance) authors write firefighter or EMT characters?! Because the relationships between the guys, from fart jokes to family gossip, are so real here. The banter between the two partners as they ride to and from rescues feels true and is fun and sweet to read. I love men; these are real men; and, they don't talk or act like women...except when they do, which probably makes it acting human rather than gendered. Anyway, just read it as research if you're an author.It's also useful if you're considering a career as an EMT, in large part because it's not a 'greatest rescues' collection, but rather tries to show a typical 48 hour, two-shift working week. So you hear about the drunks, druggies and the idiots who abuse the EMTs for free cab service to the hospital. Only a portion of the rescues are people in dire, genuine need, and only a fraction of those are dramatic. The author is also up front about the PTSD, sleep problems and marital strains the job causes him.I read this because it's about my own city. There aren't many contemporary books on Providence, so I was psyched - that's one of the stars right there. Otherwise a solid 3.
I found this book very realistic, that didn't try to glorify the firefighting/ EMS professional, but shows how the job really wears on you. I probably enjoyed this book more because the places are familiar to me. Even if you are not from the area, you will gain valuable insight to what its like to be a paramedic.
I really enjoyed this book. As an ER Nurse I learned the "other side" of my patients, wherer they live, where they come from, and the people who bring them to us. This book isn't just for people in the proffession, it hits home with everybody. Very uplifting.
Good premise, needs workCapt. Morse has some excellent stories and a good premise, but really needs an editor. With some tightening up, this book could be as good as Kelly Grayson's.
Loved it. Mike has a way of truly capturing the feelings and emotional roller coaster of being an ermergency based health care worker. This book was close to home, it was home.