Fire, EMS agencies share messages of support in the aftermath of Texas tragedy

An outpouring of support from the first responder community follows the fatal shooting of 19 children and two teachers at a Uvalde elementary school

Our thoughts are with the families and the first responders impacted by the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Learn more about this response and supporting members' mental health in times of crisis with these incident analyses:

By Rachel Engel

UVALDE, Texas — Following Tuesday's mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in which 19 children and two teachers were killed, first responder organizations shared their support on social media, focusing on the emotional impact on those who provided immediate assistance and the unimaginable horror facing the families of the victims.  

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The Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department raised an American flag to half-mast to show support for the community.

Other fire departments and EMS agencies near and far shared their support for Uvalde via social media.

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