Oct
15
2019
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Articles About trauma

  • Helping the helpers at MTFR, YSPD

    Local fire and emergency medical service personnel and law enforcement officers are paying closer attention to the secondary trauma experienced by first responders in the line of duty. Ready to answer the next emergency call on a recent Tuesday morning was a five-person Miami Township Fire-Rescue crew, from left, recently promoted Lieutenant Joe Panuto, Explorer Gavin Sweet, firefighters/EMTs Josh Sweet and Cassady Brewer and Chief Colin Altman. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    In the last two weeks of May alone, Miami Township Fire-Rescue crews responded to 40 calls for emergency medical service and 15 reports of fire. When a call comes in, local first responders never know exactly what they might find when they arrive. The result is that the work is physically demanding and emotionally taxing.