Paramedics need more support to deal with daily trauma.

Among all emergency service workers, paramedics have the highest rate of PTSD, with an estimated prevalence of 14.6%. This compares to 7.3% among firefighters and 4.7% for police.

While all emergency service personnel face catastrophic and stressful events, paramedics are exposed to these events on a daily basis. Most of them are resilient, most of the time, but traumatic events still take their toll, particularly when you consider the cumulative effect of repeated exposure.

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