Never Remember?

Public safety personnel, the armed forces, and many Americans will continue to remember and observe the anniversary of the September 11th attacks for many years to come. It’s the right thing to do. We fully expect our elected representatives to pay lip service and continue to do stupid things. After all, they cannot even rememberContinue reading “Never Remember?”

A note to the general public

My ambulance has 22 flashing lights. Red, white, amber; strobe, halogen, LED; we have a little of everything. Eleven of those lights face forward, accompanied by a 200-watt electronic siren in case you somehow don’t see them. The headlights flash, too. So, Mister Member of the Public, when I approach you with my 22 flashingContinue reading “A note to the general public”

Standard disclaimers apply

As noted in the header above, details have been changed in my stories in the interest of patient confidentiality. One of those details is the identifier of the unit(s) involved. However, recently one of my employers changed their numbering scheme. Overnight, some of my fictional ambulances and paramedic units became ‘real.’ (Ooh, a hint aboutContinue reading “Standard disclaimers apply”

“It’s 9 o’clock. Do you know where your children are?”

The big Sikorsky emerges out of the setting sun with a roar. Every head outside the hospital swivels to follow its gravity-defying progress as it circles above the helipad. Paradoxically, the sound of the twin turboprop engines increases as it slowly approaches the ground and the single waiting ambulance. The ‘bird’ touches its wheels lightlyContinue reading ““It’s 9 o’clock. Do you know where your children are?””