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PTSD Can Attack Years Later

Allen R. Kates, MFAW, BCECR

Can you develop Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) months or even years after a traumatic event like 9/11?  Without having shown any previous symptoms?  Studies of World War II veterans and victims of motor vehicle accidents say Yes.

This phenomenon is called "delayed onset PTSD," according to the therapist's diagnostic bible known as the DSM-IV-TR. It states that symptoms first appear at least six months after the traumatic event. That could mean months or even years later. 

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Stress and Sleep Deprivation in EMS

Bryan Fass

Stress seems like it should be a four-letter word with the negative connotation that it holds. Visions of stressed-out, exhausted responders running calls all through the night come to mind, one call after the other, devoid of emotion. It seems that to have a career in public safety means simply accepting the nasty side effects of stress and fatigue, but it does not have to be this way. There are simple and effective techniques you can practice to limit and even reverse the effects of fatigue and stress.

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Can I Have a Witness?

Dr. Tina S. Brookes

As they gather evidence, they quickly ask, “Are there any witnesses?  Did anyone see what happened?”

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The K-LOVE Crisis Response Training (CRT) is about impacting community through Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training and helping to create a network of first responders within the community that will be useful in a time of need or disaster. 

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