Lambton paramedics want help to deal with PTSD


Lambton paramedics were joined by others from Chatham, London and Toronto Wednesday morning to call for more help for first responders who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Union representatives say about 22 per cent of working paramedics suffer from PTSD, yet there isn’t a program to help them deal with stress on the job.

They’re looking for a system similar to what police have where 24-hours after an incident a debriefing is available to talk about what happened.

The protestors were in front of the County of Lambton building as paramedic services are operated by the county.