First responders coping with nearly a dozen recent deaths in Berkshire Co.


First responders are coping with the deaths of several young children in Berkshire County. 

Local organizations are hosting an event this weekend where families of law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, emergency room personnel, and district attorney investigators in the county will spend time debriefing about the recent tragedies. 

The president of an organization that represents all of the ambulance services in Berkshire County says working on the deaths of children is traumatic. He says suicide rates among first responders is a big problem. 

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