By Tanya Eiserer, WFAA
Austin Campbell grew up around the firehouse. For as long as he can remember, he wanted to follow his dad’s footsteps and join the ranks of Dallas’ firefighters.
He achieved that dream, becoming a Dallas firefighter at station 37.
“Everything that I ever wanted or any goals that I had in life, I had achieved them,” said Campbell, 27.
But Austin had a problem. He drank to escape the pressures of the job.
“I just couldn’t stand being sober and in a right mind because there were so many things that I was remembering or thinking about that was trauma, that I’d seen or gone through,” he said.