Wednesday, May 13
8 — 9:30 a.m.
PTSD: RESILIENCY AND GROWTH FROM EMS AND 1 OCTOBER
PTSD is one of the most common things that first responders, firefighters and EMS experience, but one of the hardest things to talk about. What if we could actually grow from our experiences and help others know that it is ok to not be ok? Imagine 20 plus years of EMS, where that PTSD adds up, then throw on top of it being a survivor of the United States worst mass shooting. Come hear not only how she survived the shooting because of her years in EMS, but how speaking publicly about it has helped her grow and heal from the event. As long as we continue to not discuss the problem of PTSD, it will continue to take the lives of our community.
INSTRUCTORS: Charlotte grew up in Douglas County (Ga.) graduated from Lithia Springs High school and went on
to get her Bachelor’s from Kennesaw State University. She also has a Masters in Emergency Management. She has been a first responder of the community for 20+years. The first 7 years of her career were spent in Cobb County, while the rest were spent as an EMT and dispatcher at
Grady Hospital. In 2014 she moved to Vegas where she continued her work in the dispatch center. In 2017 she was an attendee at the 1 October Mandalay Bay shooting. She currently speaks publicly about growth and resiliency after trauma. In 2019 she missed Georgia and moved back to the place she still called home and where her family and friends were.