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The chaos left lingering trauma and led local agencies to reexamine the services and preparation available to local rescuers.
Columbus will test a program to send either first responders or social workers and clinicians on certain 911 calls dealing with mental health and substance abuse.
"Many calls to 911 or 311 about someone who appears to need help on our streets don't require an armed police response, and often the services and care people need would be best provided by a paramedic or outreach worker instead of a police officer."
Attorney told a judge at a plea hearing Wednesday that job-related post-traumatic stress disorder caused Leonetti to fall into pornography “as a way of self-medicating,"
New unit brings police officer, paramedic, behavioral health caseworker, and social worker to mental health calls.
Chief Light reported Firefighter Seets' death as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Kansas is one of a shrinking minority of states that doesn't extend workers compensation for post-traumatic stress to first responders.