It starts with a tightness in my chest — like a rope that is being pulled from both ends around my lungs and heart.
Even though I don't walk on the highway nowadays, the memories it gave me, like the ice that often covered it, are frozen in my mind.
Devil's advocates out there may be saying to themselves that I signed up for it, but I didn't.
Don't ever think it will never happen to you, because it can, it might and it could even happen when you're sitting right there with your kids. Get rid of those small choking hazards. Just because they haven't swallowed one yet doesn't mean they won't. You just never know when.
Despite the cool rhetoric from the Ontario Professional Fire Fighter's Association (OPFFA), this proposal for members to prove "symptom relief" medications is an obvious attempt by the association to defend the jobs of its members by edging in on the work of paramedics. The animosity that is building between Fire and EMS places job security ahead of patient safety.