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For firefighters, emotional stress often the deadliest enemy

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Battalion Chief David Dangerfield‘s nickname was “Super Dave,” a moniker the veteran firefighter had earned over the years for his cheerful, get-things-done personality. The leader of a fire department dive team in a quiet Florida beach community of 15,000 volunteered for charities helping kids and families and was the 2013 Treasure Coast Emergency Service Provider of the Year. But one Saturday night last month, Dangerfield posted a Facebook message that revealed a world of pain behind the brave facade. “PTSD…

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