Exclusives

When first responders arrive on the scene of an incident, their first job is to remain calm and in control of the situation, putting their emotions aside to focus on saving lives. But what happens afterwards? This stress of handling critical incidents – sometimes more than one in a single day – and the cumulative effect of working in emergency services can have a profound effect on one’s mental health  
Exclusives

It should come as no surprise that we in EMS are routinely exposed to stress and psychological trauma significantly more than the general public. Psychological trauma can be fatal and EMS would do well to realize it.