Former Firefighter Helps First Responders Deal With Professional Trauma

The tough situations firefighters deal with on a regular basis can leave permanent scars that a former firefighter is hoping to heal. 

Zach Maddox spent seven years as a firefighter answering the call and saving people at the worst points of their lives.

The sleep deprivation, stress and what he saw every day on the job, he said, eventually became too much.

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