Retired firefighter calls for better trauma services for first responders

In emergency situations, we know to call 911 for help. Those who respond first are often paramedics and firefighters. And they see all kinds of situations that many of us are unprepared to handle, much less respond to.

But what happens when successive traumas accumulate on the brain and in the body? And who helps the helpers?

To delve more into these questions, News Director Shannon Young spoke with Christy Warren, a retired fire captain and author of the new book, Flash Point: A Firefighter’s Journey Through PTSD. Warren will be presenting her book at the Tattered Cover in Denver’s McGregor Square Tuesday at 6pm.

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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.
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