Bad accidents take a real toll on people, Here in our small towns there’s a pretty good chance you are going to know the person in a car accident. Fatalities are tough, really to me less so than near fatalities. You feel like you’re helplessly fighting against some unidentified, unspecified clock and time seems to almost stop. Once you are done it leaves you with an empty unsatisfied hollow feeling. If the person makes it it all seems worth it, if not well.. it’s different.
we have had a few bad ones in my 22 years on the department, we get someone (a councilor type person) to come in and have a group talk on the ugly ones, it helps some. That’s all through the hospital, I’m not sure what you guys have there in terms of those services but I would ask someone like the head of the rescue squad or ambulance service to point you in the right direction.
Dont ever hesitate to talk about how and what you are feeling or experiencing with something like this , getting it out in the open is pod for you and good for the people around you, if someone hears you open up it might help them.
Thanks for doing what you do.