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From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-17 4:18 PM 
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Invisible Wounds: California Firefighters say Job Stress Causes Lingering Mental Health Issues

The smoke and flames that killed 36 people at Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse were subdued by the time fire Lt. George Freelen began his shift that morning. But as the sun rose over the charred wreckage, the toughest work was yet to come.

“That’s when we had to recover the dead,” Freelen said. “The first dead. The victims that were on the surface.”

Freelen and his crew set to work pulling bodies from the rubble that used to be a live-work space for artists. The scale of the tragedy was unprecedented in Oakland’s history, but after 19 years on the job, Freelen had seen plenty of death before.

“[It’s] tragic to have to see these innocent victims and see them in the last moments of their life and zip them up in a body bag,” Freelen said.

It’s hard for Freelen to talk about what he saw that day, but he said they recovered nine bodies before returning to Station 13 just around the corner from the warehouse few had heard of before it burned to the ground.



Source: Invisible Wounds: California Firefighters say Job Stress Causes Lingering Mental Health Issues | NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Invisible-Wounds-California-Firefighters-say-Job-Stress-Causes-Lingering-Mental-Health-Issues-422600714.html#ixzz4hMx8dPso 
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From: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-22 2:21 PM 
To: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 16) 
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public safety workers are all in detailed likelyhood of PTSD  simply because of what they do.

the harder the problems they solve the worse it gets

 

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From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-22 3:34 PM 
To: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 16) 
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Exactly.... they see  the worst of society

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From: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-22 5:28 PM 
To: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 16) 
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and if they continue in their work, they get almost no chance to recover

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From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-23 8:36 AM 
To: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 16) 
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That is true...

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From: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-23 11:04 PM 
To: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 16) 
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i know two ladies in another forum who are each married to firefighters and they both have serious physical maladies too.

they spend a lot of time worrying about their husbands

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From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-24 11:46 AM 
To: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 16) 
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That is a very dangerous job, i'd worry a lot too

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From: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-24 2:05 PM 
To: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 16) 
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these days, wives of bus drivers have similar worries

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From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-24 2:44 PM 
To: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 16) 
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Sadly you are right;  I will be posting a story in the bus forum in a few min

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From: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-24 6:16 PM 
To: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 16) 
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i saw that-the passenger squirted the bus driver with caustic spray and had no reason for it.

it is worth remembering that bus drivers are seated and do not have weapons of any kind (i think it is possible a few of them carry mace)

 

 

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