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In a concise one-hour course, participants will learn three essential steps to control bleeding
Dr. Rachelle Zemlok takes the Better Every Shift crew inside the psychologist’s office during First Responder Wellness Week
From family outreach to increased counseling access and more understanding from supervisors, firefighters are looking to leadership to step up in this area
Most of the first Monterey Park firefighters on the scene of the Star Ballroom Dance Studio shooting had less than five years on the job
St. Paul firefighters faced multiple rescues, multiple patients in cardiac arrest at the Jan. 3 house fire
Renner’s snowplow rolled over him, breaking over 30 bones, leaving him in critical condition
The Orange County Fire Authority program helps firefighters with stress and serves as a liaison to additional mental health resources
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Utica first responders treated an injured zookeeper after they “came in contact” with a male African lion
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Gwinnett County firefighters entered to investigate a fire alarm and found the unresponsive boy
Part 1 — The San Diego Fire-Rescue captain shares the emotional story of how a seemingly “routine call” quickly escalated to a near-fatal stabbing
After an ultimatum from his wife, former Firefighter-Paramedic Jordan Long realized the toll his career was taking – and took steps to help others thrive
The CDC partnership with the WTC Health Program raises awareness of the physical and mental effects of the attacks and the treatment
Identifying the top three manners of death for on- and off-duty firefighters
Medics and a technical rescue team faced a worker who had fallen, and rebar had penetrated his torso
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A neighbor held the worker up as best as he could until Lakeside firefighters arrived
Personal reactions to trauma take many forms, but some offer important clues that you may be experiencing PTSD
HELP training is a new program offered to houses of worship and religious community groups
When it comes to firefighter mental health, does your department have a “consequence-management” model?
Understanding the physical impact on the brain can help destigmatize trauma-related injury and mitigate the impacts of trauma
Rescuers worked for hours removing Quanishia White-Berry’s left leg above the knee
Mindfulness techniques and takeaways from an eye movement desensitization and reprocessing training course
Simple ways to support firefighter behavioral health following a potentially traumatic event
Some FDs offer peer support, trauma symptom education and encouragement to get help, and leaders and younger firefighters show attitude changes
Monterey Park Fire Chief Matthew Hallock said grief counselors and peer support have helped along with the knowledge that lives were saved
Coral Springs public safety service members have turned to therapy, peer counseling and charity work
Learn how to confront trauma that occurs after a difficult call and how to end the stigma surrounding getting help
“Our guys felt like they didn’t exist,” said Chief Matt Hallock. “I have several paramedics who aren’t back to work, and I don’t know if they will come back”
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Sterling’s city manager is asking organizations to help fill the apparatus with trauma-related medical supplies