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TFS captain opening PTSD centre for first responders

Feb. 3, 2017, Rodney, Ont. - Firefighter Kevin Webber remembers the time he responded to a call involving a five-month-old girl without vital signs. Webber, who had a daughter the same age at home, was devastated when attempts to revive the infant failed. He ended up taking six weeks off work to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): mental or emotional stress following severe psychological shock, such as exposure to trauma.




Now the 46-year-old Toronto fire captain is opening a residential therapy centre exclusively for first responders with PTSD, believed to be the first of its kind in Canada, in Southwestern Ontario at the end of the month. The London Free Press reports. | READ MORE

February 3, 2017
By The London Free Press