Our nation was once again rocked by a terror attack that resulted in the deaths of 49 people and the wounding of 53. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the fallen, the victims, the families and those who responded to the scene. You can read our coverage of the tragedy in Orlando HERE.
The response and aftermath of such tragedies and their effect on our wellness has become a growing concern in the fire service. FireRescue Magazine’s Matt Tobia looks at protecting our mental health. Read the details HERE.
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Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura said the plot will focus on Eric Marsh, who led the crew, and Brendan McDonough, the only surviving hotshot crew member. He said it will not focus on tragedy or the exact details of the fire.
They question what is more important, looking like a uniform poster or being able to function competently, because they know a person who’s house is on fire is not assessing the uniform. The wife who is watching you do CPR on her husband is not worried that there are Station 52 and Station 39 shirts visible on the scene.
Every good instructor has experienced one of those “Oh, #@*t” moments when they realize that something has gone awry. Maybe it’s a projector that decides to stop projecting, or a computer that stops computing, or something else over which we have little to no control.
So for the first responders of the Orlando massacre or any horrible scene–grieve and cry and howl and scream. But let me remind you in case you may have momentarily forgotten. We need you. You are necessary and you are strong and our country is safer because you do this job.. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs