An in-depth look at the Conn. elementary school massacre
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Arriving within minutes of the first calls, responders said that although they're trained to handle such incidents, they have never experienced anything like it.
"I wish we could've done more, to see those little faces," one responder said.
Crews said that they waited for hours into the night with parents waiting for their children.
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John SenffnerMonday, December 17, 2012 5:59:58 PMThis is one of those events that First Responders experience and always remember with deep seated sadness. Knowing that they have done all they could is of little consolation. As a 50 yr veteran firefighter, I have experienced a few but none as horrific as this. My sincere sympathy goes out to all of you. May God bless, guide and strengthen you as you work to recover as best you can. Love and support each other for therein lies the great strength of the brotherhood of firefighters and all emergency personnel. God Bless.
Michael KingMonday, December 17, 2012 6:47:15 PMGod bless you, all of you.
Jaimie Jo HodgeMonday, December 17, 2012 7:12:04 PMAbsolutely Heart Breaking. I could not imagine responding to a call like this. I am trained the same way that many other EMT's, Firefighters, Police Etc. and I still would have a dreadful time dealing with this. As an EMT and and Firefighter myself I feel those who responded and had to be faced with the horror of seeing those innocent people harmed by a careless person. I hope nothing but the best for everyone who was affected by this. May god be with each and everyone of them and help them learn to cope with such a tragic event. For all the Public Safety people may this let you never forget that you were ready and willing to help each and every person you could and that you are still a true hero to someone out there even though there was nothing you could do to help those innocent angels. May god continue to provide each and everyone of you further guidance and strength. Remember we are all brothers and sisters and sticking together and helping each other be strong is the littlest thing of our everyday duties. God bless you all.
Glenn RangerMonday, December 17, 2012 7:53:10 PMRemember that you were there to help, And you did. You are all hero's. Thank You.
Gayland W GrantFriday, December 21, 2012 6:20:18 PMJust remember you guys did the best you could do. My advice is to talk about it and don't hold it in. Talk about it among your selves. It is tough to see children in this type of situation but the thing is you were there to do all you were trained to do. Believe in God and he will pull you through the hard days to come.
Barbara Valentine WarrenMonday, December 24, 2012 7:30:36 PMI could not imagine responding to this type of scene and not being able to help. I am a firefighter, teacher, and mother of four. My heart goes out to you. Just remember you were there for them and that's what matters the most.