Erin Blackman
  • 52, Female
  • Johnston
  • United States
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I'm a civilian supporter for fire departments nationwide.
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I wanted to go on the job with the Providence, RI Fire Department, but was in a car accident that resulted in permanent back injuries. Now, I spend my spare time fighting governments to help various departments. I'm also in the midst of shooting a documentary about firefighting with the PFD. My grandfather was a firefighter for the City of Providence, RI for 20 years, retiring in 1951.
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I choose to fight for the rights of fire departments and firefighters because civilian support is needed to get governments to treat you with the respect and care you deserve!

My Fight For the Protection of First Responders!

The following is a slideshow comprised of images taken by Fran Paliotta Photography (© 2007, Fran Paliotta Photography - All Rights Reserved).

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Leaving the slideshow up...

Posted on July 18, 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

But as an addendum to the thoughts expressed in it, the City of Providence finally saw the errors of their ways and passed the "Presumptive Cancer Ordinance", which essentially states that if a firefighter contracts cancer, it is considered job-related and if they have to retire, they can still receive their retirement benefits. There is a very ugly political story behind it, but that's neither here nor there. Ugly politics is business as usual everywhere, I'm sure.

Point is that the… Continue

Haven't been here in a while...

Posted on January 5, 2008 at 9:18pm 0 Comments

Been busy with my documentary and working through the holidays in retail (so much fun!). Anyway, I just added a new slideshow to my page. Please take a moment to view it and let me know what you think!

Be well & stay safe out there, everyone.



Firefighter Documentary

Posted on October 20, 2007 at 9:24pm 0 Comments

For those keeping tabs on my project, there are updates now online at my official blog...

Please visit & enjoy!

Be well & Stay safe.


Rescuing Providence

Posted on October 12, 2007 at 3:47am 0 Comments

The new book, "Rescuing Providence" by Lt. Michael Morse of the Providence, RI Fire Department is now available at Borders Books & Music in Garden City (Cranston), RI. Please stop in and take a look at it. The book is awesome! I read it in four hours the other night.

GREAT gift idea for that special firefighter in your life! :-)

Be well & stay safe, all.


Documentary Journal

Posted on September 16, 2007 at 9:23am 0 Comments

Hey, all...

For those who have been following, there's a new post on my blog about the documentary that I'm shooting with the Providence, RI Fire Department.

You can view it at:

Enjoy & stay safe!


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At 7:49pm on February 17, 2008, RESCUE3091 said…
hello how are u, i am fine welcome to ffn, hope to hear from u, god bless
At 3:18pm on October 10, 2007, Wayne Mitchell said…
Lol, thanks... Have a good day!!
At 2:22pm on October 9, 2007, Wayne Mitchell said…
At 1:05pm on August 8, 2007, Joe Molis said…
Have you finished all of the interviews? I would love to see the one you did in front of L8 with my boy Kevin..
At 11:34am on August 7, 2007, Aaron Arden said…
At 7:36pm on August 4, 2007, JASON H. RICE AKA STEER said…
At 7:27pm on July 31, 2007, KClark903 said…
ok no problem I would be more than happy and buy one
At 7:01pm on July 30, 2007, KClark903 said…
hello I read your web blog and it looks like an intresting film you are putting together I would love to see it when yo are done
At 1:56pm on July 28, 2007, Tom Kenney said…
Hey hun, welcome aboard!


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