By. Rachel Flint
You were the last one picked for the team. There was an audible groan when you were the last one left and the other team HAD to pick you. When people described you, they'd use sweet, funny, or smart, but never strong, athletic, or fast. But you were content being the friend, the confidant, and the student. Being an athlete never even crossed your mind. You were always last. You were the caboose.
By Frank Borelli
It was a fairly typical Friday evening. I was on patrol, moving along the rowdy juvenile loiterers and looking for the known drug dealers. A fellow officer was on patrol in the next beat sector over and we’d occasionally meet at the line, brief each other on what was going on and then go back to our erratic patrols. When the radio squawked, it was him. He had a couple of our known dealers under surveillance and wanted to say good evening to them. One of them would likely drop whatever they were holding and bolt. True to form, one of us would gather the evidence while the other went on foot pursuit after the one that rabbited.
By. Brendan Kragel
There are many reasons firefighters should wear QALO rings on the job.
1. The first reason is quite simple... safety. As firefighters we are constantly working with our hands. This means that we are at higher risk for hand and finger injuries. The injury of "degloving" is all too common in the fire service. By wearing a QALO ring the risk of this injury is significantly reduced based on the physical material it is made out of.
Everyone knows a firefighter. It comes up every time I tell someone what my husband does. Oh yeah. Our old neighbor was a firefighter. It’s as if we should know them (and a lot of times we may!) There’s that brief pause that shows their admiration and appreciation for firefighters who are willing to do dangerous things to rescue people in harms way.
By. Edward Mack
The day’s last sunshine lights upon the rocks soaring overhead, painting them crimson and amber. Overhead the stars begin to come out: a million pinpricks of light in an infinite sky. You lean over and give your partner a long, slow kiss; you could be the only people in the world.