Coping with the Death of a Friend and Co-Worker

by Peggy Sweeney Dear Peggy, I am an EMT. Two weeks ago, our department lost a dear friend and co-worker as the result of a car accident. In addition to this loss, our department was called out to the accident and had to deal with pulling this friend out of the car. I was not … Continue reading Coping with the Death of a Friend and Co-Worker

Peggy Sweeney’s Writings

How Do Emergency Responders Cope with Addiction? Firefighters at Risk Emotional Support for Line of Duty Death Survivors Why is There Suicide in the Fire Service? Coping with the Death of a Child Patient Life Altering Events: Disabling Injuries A Struggle to Survive Five Questions on Department Mental Health Every Fire Chief Should Review What You … Continue reading Peggy Sweeney’s Writings

Emotional Support for Line of Duty Death Survivors

by Peggy Sweeney The Sweeney Alliance Local newspaper headlines report the sad news of another fallen hero. The tragic death of a brave firefighter who has died in the line of duty. A dedicated professional who sacrificed his or her life that others may live or that homes and property would be saved from the ravages … Continue reading Emotional Support for Line of Duty Death Survivors