A week in the street.

After a long week, we received some great news on Friday. 

Starting tomorrow, we paramedics are being sent to the street to ride on an engine company with a FF/PM for a total of forty hours. We'll be on varying schedules; for instance, I'm working one 16-hour shift and one 24-hour shift. Ideally, we'd be able to get some evaluations completed, but I suspect it's more of an introduction to our role as providers.

We'll be spread out all over the city, and so I'm sure everyone will regroup next week with some good stories about our short stint of being in the companies. Although we're still waiting for permanent assignments, we're definitely making progress in the right direction.

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Alex Capece

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Mrs. McRae
Farewell, brother.
This is so beautifully written. I'm sure my husband is very proud of you and he will continue to watch over you!
2015-07-06 14:18:06
Farewell, brother. | Raising Ladders
Two tours, one fire.
[…] never forget 1212 Eaton Road. It was my first fire when I was actually assigned to Engine 15, and my first fire with Lt. […]
2015-06-04 16:20:37
BA
Farewell, brother.
Perfect! This made me smile. What an amazing person he was, and that I will miss forever. He will always hold a special place in my heart.
2015-06-01 00:46:56
Pete Lamb
Farewell, brother.
Very nicely done RFB
2015-05-28 11:17:01
Luke
Farewell, brother.
Beautifully written. RIP Lt. McRae.
2015-05-28 03:33:20

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