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.

With a nationwide rise in active shooter and MCI scenarios, Broward County is bolstering the protection of its firefighter-paramedics.
The guidelines were created as a resource to be used or adapted for use on a state, regional or local level to enhance patient care.

Members of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, City of Miami Fire Rescue, and Florida Urban Search and Rescue teams finally returned home to their families after days of working hard to help residents in the Florida Keys devastated by Hurricane Irma.

The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit was featured at the 134th annual Connecticut State Firefighters Association Convention.
Joseph L. Comstock confessed that he began tampering with ambulance morphine and fentanyl supplies in 2014 after getting a tonsillectomy.
The dangerous combination of water and electrical issues caused by the storm has nearly doubled the amount of structure fires the department responds to on average.
La Russo has been a paramedic for American Medical Response in Riverside County, California for 28 years.

Firefighters made progress on the Skeggs Fire near Woodside, California, which was sparked by a lightning storm earlier this week.

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the attraction will give free admission to first responders now through the end of October, in addition to donating 10 percent of cafe profits to the Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.
EMTs, firefighters and law enforcement joined in a convoy that transported the remains of the crew members who fell victim to the helicopter crash.

While sixteen years has elapsed since the terror attacks of September 11, thousands of first responders have suffered crippling health problems that remain to this day.

Volunteer firefighters and EMTs will receive a 20 percent municipal property tax break as an incentive for retention.
Randolph Mantooth, an actor from the 1970s NBC program, attended the rededication of the York Fair Fire Department Station 51, the number used by the fictional department in the 'Emergency!' series.
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest expressed his gratitude to fire, EMS and police personnel for their service and announced new legislation passed, making September 11 a state holiday for first responders.
San Francisco firefighters held their annual ceremony honoring the emergency responders who were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.