Peer support helps Calif. responders
By Liz Neely
The San Diego Union-Tribune
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Police and firefighters are trained to deal with tragedy, but sometimes the stress of the job or the horror of a particular crime can wear them down, no matter how time-hardened they are.
That's when peer support — used by law enforcement agencies from Carlsbad to Chula Vista — is most needed. The concept was born some 30 years ago to help public safety workers cope with the more gruesome aspects of the job.
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