Vt. First Responders to Receive Worker's Compensation for Mental Health Problems

Vt. First Responders to Receive Worker's Compensation for Mental Health Problems

Video Jul 07, 2017

First responders in Vermont will be the first in the United States to receive worker's compensation for issues such as PTSD due to the traumatic nature of events that are encountered in the line of duty.

Sunstar Paramedics’ clinical services department and employee Stephen Glatstein received statewide awards.
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The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services is accepting grant applications from agencies to provide funding for receiving accreditation.
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Volunteer EMTs, paramedics and doctors from United Hatzalah took on the responsibility of providing EMS care to all participants and spectators at the rowing competition this year.
ACEP has named Laura Wooster, MPH, as its new associate executive director for public affairs, due to her extensive and successful background in health care.
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Brian Williams, 51, is remembered as a caring, generous member of the town and the EMS community.
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First responders in Vermont will be the first in the United States to receive worker's compensation for issues such as PTSD due to the traumatic nature of events that are encountered in the line of duty.

Matthew Bashaw, 27, was unresponsive when fellow firefighters pulled him out of the water, and despite regaining a pulse from CPR, died shortly afterwards.
Eli Beer, the president and founder of United Hatzalah, gave Yosef Shapira a grand tour of the facilities and had an extensive discussion regarding successes and upcoming challenges for the EMS agency.