End Of Watch: David Dangerfield

Indian River County firefighter David Dangerfield, a 27-year veteran and Battalion Commander, reached his end of watch this past weekend.

His final Facebook post gave us a look into what may only be described as the personal hell of post-traumatic stress disorder: “PTSD for Firefighters is real. If your love one is experiencing signs get them help quickly. 27 years of deaths and babies dying in your hands is a memory that you will never get rid off. It haunted me daily until now. My love to my crews. Be safe , take care. I love you all.”

Not long after those words, he went into woods west of SR-60 and took his own life. We all owe him and his family a debt of gratitude.

  1. Savannah says:

    Next Geberation Veterans has a monthly ptsd meeting at 2500 15th ave.6 pm on the second Wednesday.