How/Why I got involved
My EMS Life
My Fire Life
Alot of People think "We are super-human" and that We can handle "anything & everything" because of the Job we do. We are not "Super-Human". In fact, We are human just as Everyone is. We have the same feelings, cry the same, scream the same and so forth Just like Everyone else.
There are quite a few of us whom have suffered & dealt with PTSD, (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) It can be VERY devastating to a FF, EMT, Paramedic, a Police Officer & their families also. Please when you have a moment of time, search thru the Internet and read some information concerning PTSD.
The following Poems were written by a very close friend of mine, whom along with myself had to deal with PTSD. "Jasmin" was a little girl who was killed by a Drunk Driver. "All Alone" was written by Debbie while going thru PTSD, and finally after learning to control the PTSD, "Lessons Learned from a PTSD Survivor" was written by her.
I truly hope you enjoy reading all the poems listed here in my site.