First responders ~ e.g., paramedics, firefighters, police officers, corrections officers ~ are considered to be at greater risk for Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and PostTraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than most other occupations. In fact, research suggests that first responders experience PTSD two times the rate of the average population. Approximately 22% of paramedics will develop PTSD as a result of repeated exposure to traumatic incidents. The following powerful video provides a glimpse into the experience of three paramedics.