HEROES 2020 ~ The Men & Women of RMC/RPS

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Heroes 2020 ~ Darrell Jennings


Firefighter made living room triage center
to save neighbors hit by Tennessee tornado

As soon as the tornado passed, Putnam County firefighter and EMT Darrell Jennings went outside to an “unbelievable sight” — his home was the only one standing.

“I heard screams and I looked to my right — none of my neighbors’ houses were there. They were gone,” he told ABC News on Tuesday. “As lightning flashed, I could see the subdivision side — the only thing standing was a tree.”

Jennings, a 32-year veteran firefighter, said he then immediately put his years of training into action and put out a call for injured neighbors to be taken to his home.

“As soon as I saw the destruction, I had my fire department radio, I called in… and said, ‘I need you to send me everything we have. Everything around me is destroyed,'” he recalled.

Jennings said he treated at least 20 injured neighbors, including several children, in his living room, where he checked for pulses, assessed breathing and gave sternal rubs.

“The floor was covered with people,” he said.

(from ABC News – read more)



Jesse is just ONE OF THOSE GUYS… He is a member of multiple EMS agencies and although he is not a volunteer with our agency, he CARES about the agency enough that many times he has offered to resign from his paid position and become a volunteer because he WANTS TO SEE THE AGENCY SUCCEED.
When COVID19 made its GRAND ENTRANCE Jesse had some difficult decisions to make.  He lives at home with his parents who are elderly and he was concerned about their health.  Jessie rented a hotel room and has been staying away from his parents to keep them safe.  Jesse has been picking up additional shifts at HVAC to help keep up with the call demand.
An EMT with great clinical skills, He is detail oriented, and truly cares about his patients.  He is also very sensitive—COVID-19 has been very challenging and sometimes challenges our decision making skills.  Jesse tended to a patient early in the morning one day and the patient stayed home, 5 hours later the patient’s condition  deteriorated and was transported to the Emergency Room and subsequently passed away.  Jessie took this very personally.  What that did to him, was made him a better clinician.
Jesse now takes on EVERY call with the knowledge that HE IS A GREAT PROVIDER and although COVID-19 won one patient on his watch, it’s going to have to TRY MUCH HARDER for it to HAPPEN AGAIN.
says HVAC Captain T. Hamilton

Touch of Love… is Here!


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Touch of Love

Short Story Collection

 by Chelle Cordero


An Empty House: You never know what tomorrow will bring. This is a personal essay about coping with and moving on with the “New Normal”. 

The Lost Love: Rejected for her Mexican heritage by the teen-age boy she had a crush on, Lindsay put it behind her. So how come, when they wind up at the same college years later, Lindsay can’t get over her anger at the humiliation? And will Brad ever forgive himself for his callous behavior?

The Dead Guy in the Park: An almost end-of-shift call leads a paramedic and her partner to a dead guy in the park. All she has to do is pronounce him so that the coroner can come get the body. What could possibly go wrong?
*includes a bonus Spanish edition El Difunto del Parque translated by Marianna Carranza

Rekindled: Cynthia and Daniel were college sweethearts torn apart by tragedy. A lifetime later they bump into each other again — Is this their second chance at love?

 A Date with Mistletoe: Sometimes you find that it’s the “Unanswered Prayers” that are the best things to ever happen. When confronted by the man of yesterday alongside the man who means the world to her, there is no doubt in Rachel’s mind that she has the best.

 He is My Brother…: Who can help save the life of a beloved family member? Prayers, hopes and a personal plea for help.

Always, One More Time: Disowned by her parents because of an interracial love affair, Callie Sanders is left alone to raise her son after his father, Jimmy Bernerd, dies fighting in a war on the other side of the world. Desperate to give her son a family she goes to the Bernerd household — what she finds is a second chance at love, acceptance, and family.


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Short Story Collection

 by Chelle Cordero


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Author Chelle Cordero

Chelle Cordero writes stories of Passion and Suspense. Vanilla Heart Publishing has published eleven Cordero novels: Bartlett’s Rule; His Lucky Charm; Within the Law; Courage of the Heart; Final Sin; Hostage Heart; A Chaunce of Riches; Common Bond, Tangled Hearts; Hyphema; and Karma Visited. She is currently working on her next novel and promises another action packed adventure and heartwarming love story. Chelle has been writing both fiction and non-fiction for the bulk of her adult life and has been with Vanilla Heart Publishing since early 2008.

Her books have earned many plaudits which includes: Bartlett’s Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Top Ten Reads for 2009; Final Sin was an Honorable Mention in the Fiction Category of the 2010 NY Book Festival and a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee.; Hyphema won the Dec 9, 2011 Friday Book Cover Vote on the Shades of Love website; A Chaunce of Riches was Winner of D. Renee Bagby’s readers’ choice for The Best Overall First Chapter, April 2010; and Hostage Heart, Final Sin and A Chaunce of Riches had top ten finishes in the 2009 Preditors’ and Readers’ poll. Chelle was also featured in “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” published by The Author’s Show in 2010.

Chelle Cordero maintains an author’s blog at http://chellecordero.blogspot.com/, and a promotional blog at https://ccepotourri.wordpress.com/. Her website http://ChelleCordero.com offers information on all of her books and her appearances. Bloggers and the media are welcome to visit Chelle’s media room at http://chellecordero.com/media/ with downloadable photos and other information.

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Chelle lives in the northeast with her husband, Mark, and family. They have two adult offspring. Jenni and Marc (& Trish); they also live with three mischievous and spoiled pussycats, one of whom has taken up permanent residence on Chelle’s desk. Chelle is a full-time freelance journalist for multiple publications; her articles appear regularly throughout North America and she writes a monthly column on NYS Emergency Medical Services issues as a (former) NYS Emergency Medical Technician (First Responder News).

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A review of: Racing the Reaper by Jerrid Edgington

Racing the Reaper by Jerrid Edgington

The Human Factor in EMS

Often mislabeled ambulance attendants, ambulance drivers or even band-aid bunnies, the people who respond to 9-1-1 and other calls for emergencies are trained, skilled, dedicated and often courageous individuals. EMTs and Paramedics are usually the first professional care medical and trauma emergencies receive pre-hospital.

What I am most impressed about by Mr. Edgington’s tale is the very insightful human factor he focuses on. As an EMT myself (for nearly 30-years) I found it easy to relate to the thrills, fears, satisfaction and sometimes loss that the characters experienced. I chuckled when the author described some of the non-emergency 9-1-1 calls the ambulance crew was dispatched to, and found myself holding my breath as rescues were being made.

Yet as real as the descriptions of calls and treatments were, the story still read as entertainment and not textbook.

The ending which truly left the reader wanting more is a terrific prelude to a sequel (which I understand is well on its way!), one which I will certainly be waiting to read.

My recommendation is a resounding YES, read Racing the Reaper by Jerrid Edgington


reviewed by Chelle Cordero, EMT and
author of EMS novels Final Sin and Hyphema

(no compensation has been received for this endorsement)