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Orange County Swift Assisted Victim Extraction (S.A.V.E) Team performs an extraction on a dummy at Fire Station 67 on September 12, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Cassi Alexandra for ProPublica)

Intersection: First Responders & The Rescue Task Force

First responders in more and more cities across the US are being forced to confront the question of how well prepared they are for a mass shooting. Today on Intersection –  how Pulse changed the conversation about responding to mass shootings, how the ‘rescue task force’ model could help save more lives in these tragedies,  and what still needs to change.
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Intersection: PTSD & First Responders

PTSD is something that first responders have been grappling with for decades. But talking about PTSD, and getting access to the kind of help they need, has not been easy for those first responders who deal with the aftermath of tragedy and trauma every day.
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Intersection Podcast

Intersection: Online Threats; PTSD & First Responders; Jeff Zentner

https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/030618_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSSchools around the country are on pins and needles since the shooting in Parkland. That’s according to Volusia County sheriff Mike Chitwood, who says his office has investigated more than 30 threats to schools in recent weeks and arrested over a dozen students. Meanwhile Orlando city commissioners voted to beef up the response to online threats. On this episode of Intersection we talk to Sheriff Chitwood and Stetson University constitutional law professor Louis Virelli about the law around threats on social media, and the response from law enforcement. Then- new …
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