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First responders struggle to cope in aftermath of Conn. shooting

Responders are speaking with counselors, trying to recover from the trauma of dealing with one of the worst mass shootings in US history

By Lee Higgins
The Journal News

NEWTOWN, Conn. — For Ray Corbo, first assistant fire chief at Newtown Hook and Ladder, the horrific images from Friday's shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary have taken a toll.

There was the Newtown police officer who ran by him in the school's parking lot, carrying a boy, limp in his arms.

Full story: First responders struggle to cope in aftermath of Conn. shooting

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Tina Ravyn Newman Tina Ravyn Newman Tuesday, December 18, 2012 6:01:00 PM Brothers, Sisters, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. You have other Brothers and Sisters out here who will listen to anything you need to say. Please, don't be too proud or too scared to reach out for an ear or a shoulder or a helping hand. We're all here for you.
Charles Chapman Charles Chapman Thursday, December 20, 2012 4:08:10 AM I have had to go through CISD twice. It is real important that you look out for each other. Everyone is going to process this differently and it important to get treatment early if anyone is showing signs of PTSD. Firefighters as a group try and be tough but if you know one of your own is challenged then you need to seek help. We had to get additional counseling as "group" because one of own what having challenges but would not admit it. We got him to go to the group session to help "us." Do what you have to get others the help they need. We need you whole to be able to continue protecting your community. Be safe Brothers and Sisters!

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