Category: First Responders

Shouldn’t, Couldn’t, Wouldn’t

March 4, 2019

I drank because I could. Everybody else did: my parents, my friends, my brother and sisters, the people I worked with, the […]

Addicted to My Phone? It’s as Real as It Gets

February 18, 2019

I tried to put my phone down for a day last week. One day. Twenty-four hours. I failed. I thought I could […]

We Are Not Immune

February 4, 2019

First responders are people first. We think a lot like everybody else, act nearly the same, and have similar dreams and demons. […]

Getting Started

January 23, 2019

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why it took me so long to tackle my addictions. If I knew […]

The Most Important Person

January 14, 2019

A big part of avoiding sobriety is the fear that we will disappoint everybody who has come to know us as a […]

Our Inability to Understand Our Addictions Keeps Us Addicted

January 3, 2019

This thing, this pesky little thing, this thing we know we will have to face sooner or later, will not go away […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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