first responders

"We are low-paid. We risk mental health trauma. And we are constantly pushing back against an assumption we do not merit our position...because we’re women."
Paul Cary was at the end of his deployment when he got sick — and intended to volunteer for another.
Vaughn Miller volunteered to work in Newark, New Jersey, as the coronavirus peaked there, hours from his home in Syracuse, New York.
Vaughn Miller is a 25-year-old EMT working in Syracuse, New York. When the opportunity to deploy to a pandemic hotspot presented itself, Vaughn quickly agreed.
As New York lawmakers and union leaders seek line-of-duty death benefits for essential workers, most health care workers are left in the dust.
The makeup mogul's generous donation will help provide protective gear for Los Angeles hospitals.
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.
Paramedics, firefighters and EMTs, who often experience work-related PTSD and depression, have significantly higher rates of suicide than the general population. And in many jurisdictions across the country, they aren’t receiving the mental health services they need.
9/11-related illnesses often make affected families feel like that dark day has never ended.
Before signing a bill granting compensation to 9/11 first responders, President Donald Trump bragged that he had “spent a lot of time” with them in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.