By Madeline Hunt, News 4
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (News 4) — You call. They come. Some calls tougher than others.
“I had a baby. We had to do CPR and everything and ended up not saving [the baby],” said Paul Bias, a firefighter/paramedic at South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue.
“You do question sometimes whether you did everything correctly,” said Bias. “I put a lot on myself.”
Feelings of guilt, anger, self-blame all start to weigh on these heroes — many suffering in silence.
“My first traumatic car wreck, I was told, ‘If you can’t handle it, suck it up or get out,’” recalled Captain Leslie Asbury.