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EMS providers who died by suicide highlight how responders still struggle with depression at an agency recognized as one of the best in the country ...
A TV station microbiologist swabbed a number of beards and was shocked at the findings ...
After her husband died by suicide while on duty, she warns other responders to be aware of the signs of PTSD, and to get help ...
Recognition broadens access to resources and funding to fulfill mission of reducing first responder mental health problems ...
I realize that maybe she kept coming back because she had felt the love in my hands as I tried to save her ...
Responders open up about PTSD and mental health issues as part of a critical incident stress management team meeting ...
A true story of a child drowning and the interruption, pain, loss, and grief that doesn't go away for the would be rescuers ...
Fatigue is a risk factor for medical errors and driving collisions; here are some tips to improve your sleep ...
Very few studies have been done specific to the EMS response to 9/11, and the results show EMS providers were exposed to the same hazards as other public safety personnel ...
They responded to a man with difficulty breathing and were overcome by fumes; they were all treated and released ...
Lifting more than 51 pounds from the floor can lead to injuries, and EMS must increase training for proper lifting techniques ...
Spartacus and Dascha will help treat and sooth responders who experience tragedies and stressful situations ...
1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren are diagnosed with ASD ...
After considering suicide, Richard Widmark changed his life and is documenting his journey to become healthier ...
Now facing a misconduct hearing he explains he did not respond to a call, saying there wasn’t enough time for crews to care for the patient and finish their 12-hour night shift on ...
Officials determined the incident, first reported as a stabbing, was a fabrication when he cut himself deeper than he intended ...
EMS providers need to do something for their own health and wellness just as they often do things to treat and save others ...
Edward Roddy, 48, died Feb. 22 after collapsing at a fire; the program will look at ways to reduce firefighters' heart attack risks ...
At first it seemed the best thing to do was to get back into a groove, but bad calls trigger difficult memories and an EMT is now trying to overcome addiction ...
The EMS Roaddocs riding club event raises awareness of PTSD, depression, and substance abuse among EMS professionals ...