Bozeman firefighters cope with emotions after fatal fire

  • Source: KTMF-TV ABCMontana
  • Published: 02/15/2017 10:24 PM

Bozeman firefighters worked hard to save Sheryl Mooney's life Monday night when they pulled her out of her burning home. Just like soldiers in combat, firefighters and emergency medical responders share the same increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the International Association of Firefighters about 20% of firefighters suffer from PTSD. ABC FOX Montana learns how Bozeman’s fire chief aims to keep grief from his department. Deputy Chief Mike Maltaverne, who was here on the scene, says it takes an emotional toll for the firemen to win a fire fight but lose a life. In moments like these, when lives are on the line firefighters say they want the public to know they see things, you usually don't.


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