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Powerful Video Exposes Reality of First Responder PTSD

Healing our own: the reality of post-traumatic stress.

WEB – This very powerful video offers an overview of firefighter post-traumatic stress and its sometimes devastating impacts, as well as efforts under way to help build a path toward healing for first responders.

The opening segment alone is worth a look as it features a former Granite Mountain Hotshot who suffered with survivor’s guilt and nearly committed suicide after the Yarnell Hill fire killed 13 of his brothers in 2013.


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Troy Shaffer
Troy Shaffer

About the Author: Troy is an Air Medical Career Expert passionate about a team approach to improving air medical safety from the ground up. Troy is a former Army medic, Army pilot, Coast Guard pilot and EMS pilot. Troy has taught hundreds of wannabe flight medics, flight nurses and EMS pilots the exact steps needed to launch air medical careers.

    2 replies to "Powerful Video Exposes Reality of First Responder PTSD"

    • David Chatfield

      Brendan McDonough aka “donut” lost 19 brothers, not 13.

      • Troy Shaffer

        David,

        Thanks for the clarification.

        Clear Skies & Tailwinds

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