Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting: PTSD, Behavioral Health, and Leadership Through Peer Support in the Aftermath

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Presented By: Eric Littmann

Eric was the Union President of Las Vegas Firefighters IAFF L1285 at the time of the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting. Eric has 25 years of experience in the fire service and served multiple roles at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, including Fire Captain, Fire Training Captain, Recruit Training Captain, and Peer Support Team member. Eric retired from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue in October 2018 after more than 20 years of service and returned to his roots in Boston, Ma. where he currently works at the Medfield Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic.


This presentation will review the events of the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting in Las Vegas and the behavioral health challenges faced by responders and off duty fire-rescue personnel at the scene. Additionally, the presentation includes the roles and responsibilities that the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Peer Support Team, IAFF Peer Support, and therapy dog teams played in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy as well as critical incidents occurring every day for fire-rescue personnel within a major metropolitan area.



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