Early on, firefighting was different than the sophisticated technologically supported endeavor it is today. While first responders are more knowledgeable, more sophisticated and more technically astute much of the tradition and motivation of today stems from the actions of the brave souls who were armed with little more than a rubber coat, a wooden ladder and usually a less than adequate stream of water. Based on this heritage and these traditions this not-for-profit organization was created to support areas of concern to all first responders and after crisis emotional First Aid activities. Contact Us to become a member today and be one of the first on scene.
Trauma Is Experienced By Children Witnessing a Fire or Medical Emergency
They sit quietly in the garage with only the occasional blast on the horn or short siren wale, when showing off for youngsters from the local school or a young friend of the family who has stopped by the firehouse. On occasion, their parents have pulled over to accommodate the passing of apparatus or ambo on the way to a call. Generally, any encounter a youngster has with a fire truck may be a little bit intimidating but very much under control and friendly.
Now, put yourself in that same youngster’s shoes as one or more of those big trucks suddenly comes down their street code 3 with lights and sirens blaring. To say nothing of the organized chaos that follows when the trucks stops in front of a neighbor’s home. Whether a medical emergency or a fire, the complexity of the relationship between a child and the fire department changes dramatically.