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Chasing The Flash – Part 3 of 3 By Retired Captain Tracy Moore

Welcome back for the conclusion of this three-part blog. Last time ended when Eddie, worried I was out to get him, transferred to a different firehouse. With Eddie gone we were assigned a tramp each following shift to take his place. A tramp in Minneapolis is a term for a firefighter, female or male, sent […]

Chasing The Flash – Part 2 of 3 – By retired Captain Tracy Moore

  I value kindness most. I often find kindness in conflict with what I value second, truth. I mentioned a story of revenge in my last post. What does revenge have to do with kindness? Months after refusing to participate in the unsafe hose training drill, I was assigned to an engine company at a […]

Chasing the Flash- Part one of 3 by Captain Tracy Moore

Chasing the Flash I like the me I was, more than the me I have become. I like the idealistic me—before I understood regret. Jessie, pound for pound was the strongest person on the fire department. She was knocked on her ass during a training drill and my internal injustice alarm screamed through my idealistic […]

Angel of the Air By Staff Captain Cassidy Anderson

Angel of the Air Before I was hired as a Minneapolis firefighter, I worked as a 911 call taker and as an ambulance dispatcher. A small percentage of people make sitting in dispatch a life-long career. The revolving door in and out of those positions is a fast one, for a variety of reasons. Some […]

One in 80,000 By Tracy Moore

Early in my career as a firefighter I had already collected three stork pins. Granted, two came after delivering one set of twins. When my newest call came in for an imminent birth, I calmly strolled to the rig. I sensed anxiety as the rest of the crew piled into the cab. The captain and […]

Time for Transformation by Gea Leigh Haff

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This is a time of transformation for our planet and the human race.  Cosmologically, we’re entering a new 200 year cycle and it’s playing out in big ways. Transformation hurts.  It’s  chaotic.  Things die for new life to be born.    This is the Year of Karma when our life choices come to fruition in […]