First Responders

  • Mindfulness and Putting out a House Fire

    July 25, 2016

    Personal Story by Cpt. Michael Morse PFD Distraction wastes our energy. And our air You are in deep, a lot deeper than […]

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  • Addiction to Recovery: Fight Fire with Awareness

    June 27, 2016

    – By Captain Michael Morse   In the midst of addiction, overwhelming feelings of helplessness seem to come from nowhere. The cravings […]

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  • Conversations on Firehouse Nutrition – Part 1: Nutritional Hazards of the First Responder 

    March 3, 2016

    Offering a special curriculum for First Responders, AAC looks at the whole continuum of issues impacting our First Responders with the knowledge […]

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  • The Sober Firehouse Chef

    February 25, 2016

    By Captain Michael Morse Funny thing happened on the way to sobriety: I started to pay attention to what I ate. While […]

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  • Eating for the Low-Inflammation Lifestyle

    February 15, 2016

    Inflammation – it can happen anywhere by Kayla Little, RDN, LDN, cPT Inflammation has become a buzzword in the health and wellness […]

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  • Nutrition – Keeping the First Responder “Fit for Duty”

    February 4, 2016

    It takes a lifestyle Cuisine for first responders, especially those eating together in the camaraderie of the firehouse, features great stick-to-your-ribs fare. […]

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  • Talking to Myself – On Alcoholism

    January 21, 2016

    I used to worry about an atom bomb ruining everything. I honestly believed that “The Russians” would someday figure out how to […]

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  • The Ripple Effect: How Addiction Affects First Responder Families

    January 6, 2016

    by Michael Blackburn, CEAP, LADC-1, SAP Retired Providence Fire Dept. Battalion Chief, RI Sr. Vice President, Business Development Drug and alcohol abuse and dependence […]

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  • New Year’s Day is Every Day

    January 1, 2016

    For me, New Year’s Day does not fall on January 1. The day that I decided to stop drinking alcoholically, life began […]

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  • Alcohol Run: Barry the Bum

    December 18, 2015

    “Barry, you’re nearly sixty,” I said. “You have to stop drinking.” It was mid-day, the week before Christmas, and Barry had been […]

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