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First responder confidential peer counseling bill heading to Senate floor

The Senate version of legislation intended to reduce depression and suicide among first responders by allowing them to confidentially talk about job stress with...

Peer counseling seen as salve for first responders’ stress and despair

This time, the suicide call led Marion County sheriff’s deputies to one of their own.The victim was Adam Rendall, a 13-year veteran of the...

Daily exposure to trauma means stress disorder for Florida’s first responders

Tampa paramedic Steve LaDue was attending a funeral for a fellow first responder when another colleague collapsed with a heart attack. As he was...

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott joins 31 D’s, 9 R’s, and 2...

Florida U.S. Senator Rick Scott announced on Tuesday that he is backing legislation funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which supports 9/11...

Let it bee so: Among new laws that go into effect...

There’s a distinct buzz in Tallahassee as a new law goes into effect Monday that makes it less worthwhile to steal beehives.It’s no joke:...

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