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Survivor's Guilt: How to Move Forward After a Line-of-Duty Death

November 6, 2014
Written by Dr. Shana Nicholson, faculty member, Emergency and Disaster Management at American Public University

Firefighters and rescue personnel pull on bunker gear and pack up. We cut the cars, start the IVs, push the drugs, save the babies, and hold the hands of our patients and their families. We are the rescuers not the rescued.

We are not supposed to be the ones who die, but it happens. We don’t always come out of the fire and we don’t always survive the impact. We don’t always make it home and we leave behind our fellow firefighters to live with our absence as well as their own grief.

Read the entire article at FireRescue1.

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