The Orlando Fire Department had been working on a plan to respond to a mass shooting. It had even purchased vests filled with tourniquets and special needles to relieve bleeding in chest. But at the time of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the plan had already sputtered and the vests sat untouched. This article was produced […]
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While Florida state government bans the terms “climate change” and “global warming” in official business, coastal communities across the state are grappling with the realities of a warming world. 90.7 WMFE environmental reporter Amy Green documented how two of these communities are coping as part of a series on climate change in partnership with the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.
This report, part of an FCIR series on climate change, was produced in partnership with WMFE, the NPR member station in Orlando.
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With Governor and Legislators in Denial, This Tiny Florida Town Tries to Adapt to Climate Change
TRAUMA AFTER TRAGEDY
WMFE is partnering with ProPublica to investigate the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder in first responders. Whether it’s after the Pulse nightclub shooting or responding to a bad accident, first responders across the country are suffering in silence, plagued by nightmares, flashbacks, and seeing danger behind every corner . Some lose their jobs. Some are failed by the worker’s compensation system. Others won’t raise their hand to get help because of stigma.
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Five First Responders to the Pulse Massacre. One Diagnosis: PTSD.
Our first project is on the one-year mark of the Pulse nightclub shooting. In our coverage, we’ve focused on the stories of the people: people who survived and how they are moving forward; people who were lost and how they are remembered; and people – in the Orlando community and around the globe – who were moved to respond in the wake of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.