Ep. 22 with Brian Stilwell and Jeff Orrange, Pulse Nightclub Shooting
Over a Cup
In this episode of Over a Cup, we are talking about the Pulse Nightclub shooting that took place on June 12, 2016 in Orlando Florida. Ali speaks with Orlando firefighters Brian Stilwell and Jeff Orrange. Brian was working the night of the shooting and was forced to shelter in place in his station before tending to patients and shuttling them to the hospital. Jeff was a part of the peer response team that responded to the aftermath. Jeff tells us about what went right and the lessons learned. Brian and Jeff speak about the mental health impacts that this incident had on the first responders and the resources they used to get a stay well. If you want to book a class from the Hurd group and get a 25% discount for mentioning this episode, email email@example.com
Jeff Orrange is a Lieutenant/Paramedic, and an original member of the Orlando Firefighters Peer Support Team and the Florida Safety and Health Collaborative. We discuss addiction, punk rock, mental trauma, peer support, parenting and much more.