Reaching for Support

For many EMS providers, 9/11 never ended

This work contains real interviews from real emergency workers telling their stories and describing their feelings about the most devastating event in American history: September 11th.

Many of the stories in this book are vivid accounts of the events that occurred on that day, as well as the days that followed. Some of the interviews may evoke a strong emotional response on your behalf. If you feel that you are not ready to see the material in this book, stop. Come back when you feel ready to look back and read about what some of your peers experienced during that period, as well as how they coped with those experiences.

This book was designed with the purpose of showing EMS workers that they are not alone in their reactions to 9/11. You may not be ready for this book now – that’s ok, because you are not alone in that reaction – there are others who will put this book away as well. We hope that when the time is right, you will open the pages of this book, and find what you read in it comforting, and a positive step on the road to healing.

File: Reaching For Support.pdf