Working in emergency medical services (EMS) can be extremely stressful for responders. To provide the best service to patients under such conditions, it’s critical that EMS teams be comprised of a group of trusted people. However, building a strong team is easier said than done.
After responding to a traumatic call, EMTs may think they're fine, but PTSD can strike several months after an event. Here are signs of PTSD and how family and friends can help.
By Allison G. S. Knox, M.A., B.A., EMT-B, professor at American Military University
Often times, first responders don’t contemplate the importance of good public relations. For some individuals, public relations have connotations that are anything but appealing. However, it is critically important for first responders to be keenly aware of how they present themselves because this can directly impact their own careers and departments.