Catching Cancer: Body Scans Offered To Texas Firefighters

IRVING, Texas — In recent years, there’s a growing concern of firefighters diagnosed with cancer. The chemicals they are exposed to at work are linked to the disease. “It took me about four-and-a-half months to get diagnosed,” said Captain Robert Webb of the Fort Worth Fire Department. He said he had no obvious signs for […]

How PTSD And Depression Haunt First Responders Even After The Job Is Over

EMTs and paramedics experience PTSD and depression at higher rates than the general population. Experts say it’s up to employers to get them help. Thousands of emergency medical technicians and paramedics are on the front lines of disasters, accidents, and potentially deadly circumstances every day. Caleb Henry was one of them until he quit his […]