PTSD: A Problem that Must be Met Head On

PTSD is a common occurrence among first responders. It is very important for department members to recognize the symptoms and seek help if needed. All department members should be trained on the signs and symptoms so they can be there for their fellow responders in need. Subject matter expert Mike Healy recently wrote this blog post to help first responders better understand PTSD and recognize the signs and this article about treatment resources available. The Fire/EMS Helpline is available 24/7 at 1-888-731-FIRE (3473) to first responders and their families in need of immediate assistance.