Firefighter’s suicide shines light on PTSD appeal

In this Nov. 4, 2016 photo, Scott Geiselhart is in addition to the rise of stuff in the Frazee Fire department the fire hall in Frazee, Minn. Geiselhart is a volunteer firefighter who tried to commit suicide in 2014.

(Associated Press)

A firefighter’s suicide last month has shed light on post-traumatic stress disorder in the appeal in the Florida community.

Vero Beach Battalion Chief David Dangerfield had a good reputation and was known for his positive force in his community.

Dangerfield posted a message about PTSD on Facebook before they go to the woods and shooting himself.

The Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance estimates almost 30 percent of the country 1.3 million career and volunteer firefighters suffer from PTSD. According to the group, there were 132 suicides by active and former AMERICAN firefighters and paramedics reported last year.

There have been recent efforts across the country to help train firefighters to recognize PTSD.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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