Sept. 13, 2020

S4E67: Trauma, 9 Firefighters Killed During Fire. PTSD Recovery

S4E67: Trauma, 9 Firefighters Killed During Fire.  PTSD Recovery

Travis Howze is our guest. He was a member of the Charleston, SC Fire Department. Travis talks about the horrible fire at the Sofa Store that claimed the lives of 9 heroic brother firefighters. He talks about fighting that fire, and how he and other firefighters searched for and found the bodies of their deceased brothers. He also talks about the devastating impact the trauma had on him and many others. Travis talks about finding post traumatic purpose and the how he uses that trauma to help others.

Background song Hurricane is used with permission from the band Dark Horse Flyer.


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John J Wiley

Retired Police Sergeant, Music Radio Personality, Talk Radio Show Host, Podcaster and Producer

John J. Wiley is a retired Police Sergeant turned radio personality. He has been a full time FM Music Radio DJ since 2005. In 2017 he founded the Law Enforcement Today Podcast, with the assistance of Robert Greenberg. Within a couple months a radio station heard an episode of the podcast and asked him to create a radio version, which he did. It has been syndicated since the Spring of 2017 and has numerous affiliate radio stations across the US.