East Texas First Responders Running on Fumes, Need Relief

Article ID: 680242

Released: 29-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Josh Klapow, Ph.D., clinical associate professor of psychology, School of Public Health

  • The round the clock efforts by first responders can only last so long, yet the crisis in East Texas is going to go for days, weeks, months. 
    • Stamina and endurance drop
    • Adrenaline is not enough in a sustained operation 
    • This is very different experience from a short term emergency which can lead to exhaustion, anxiety, frustration, anger, aggression, and hopelessness.   

 

 


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